A Crossing

Priory infrequencies deafening a distant prayer Fear silencing a loud voice The unspoken, breathless unspeakables done to unfinished people, rippled against the surface of previously uncharted waters  Haunting the quiet presence longing to be quenched, reflected Evidence of scorching, not from bridges burned or leaves turned Those amends were made long ago We crossed bridges…Read more A Crossing

To Give a Dog a Bone; Compassion Fatigue Confessions

This weekend I stood in front of my neighbor’s house holding a cookie for her dog. She keeps her dog chained up inside a cage in her yard. The dog stopped whimpering and crying out most of the day, about a year ago. I got to watch her dog slowly disintegrate into learned helplessness over…Read more To Give a Dog a Bone; Compassion Fatigue Confessions