powered by your voice
Mar 27


Aug 28


     The music playing softly in the background, the chirping of birds and frogs,the rush of cars on the highway. One day, they are all gone, the only thing I hear are the vioces inside of my head, the world around me has lost it's sound, o body makes any sense. I tell them they have no sound, the world has no music, they just look at me and open and close their mouths like fish. Everything is still, I can't hear the fire alarm when it rings anymore, can the other students still hear it? I can't wich one of us has lost our sound, me, or the world? I can hear the voices in my head, so this must mean the world has lost it's sound, not me, right? I could hear everything, even the drop of a pin if I tried hard enough. Then that day came, when the world's sound just disappeared, sucked into space, gone forever. How can I bring it back?
Jul 12
in Poetry 0 Comments challenge: Me

Call me Ze

I live in borrowed skin
belonging to a girl
in love with dresses and daytime.
She sits in my mind,
dead to all else,
telling me how to pretend.

She has faded fast as
these months have passed,
little more than a murmur
when I need her.

I don’t want to need her.

I don’t want to have replaced her.

She deserved a life,
longer than the short years
She was given:
full of sunshowers and starfire,
cool nights and warm friendships.

She deserved a legacy
greater than the one given to her,
greater than the one trapped in this head
I now inhabit.

She deserved a future.
She gave me her future,
it was stolen from her,
And I am what was left behind.

I will do my best by her,
Jul 06
in poem 1 Comment challenge: Reconstruction

Make Your Peace

Making peace with the earth

Tear down the tearers of trees and lives, lives and livelihoods within our own nation. 
Break what has broken and make new what has marred the face of our Earth, the Earth that faces such trials. 
Uproot disregard and reap understanding. 
Plaster all places with newspapers, spreading the news and who knews? of our world. 
Where one ship's shipment spills into a slick, a biological technology is being born to replace it. 
Water for oil, vegetables in vehicles that guzzled gasoline and fossil fuels, fossils 
That are outdated. And on with the day we say No! to delays.
Because today I believe. 
Jun 14

Childhood Wisdom

Jun 13


Sep 17

Ice Fishing

Sep 15

Phone Call

PHONE CALL. Use this sentence in a story. "Nancy had expected this phone call for years. But now she was stunned and her mother sounded bewildered...."
(From Nancy Culpepper by Bobbie Ann Mason, a fabulous writer.) (And remember: Write quick! 7 minutes only and then come back and see what you think.)
Aug 11

Summer Finale!

Summer Finale: Tell us the best story of your summer. Something that happened that was funny or jolting or powerful but most of all it has to be a story. Use detail. Choose any format, bring in multi-media. Poems, stories, photos, audio, digital stories, videos, songs--all fair game. Let's see what you can do. Tell us your best story of the summer.