Walk on Saturday

I’m reminded of how grateful I am to breathe without major problems. I have breathing problems, but I’m not sick. These days, breathing gets put into perspective. The scars on my lungs will forever hinder my inhales and exhales. The colder it is, the harder it is to inhale without pain. A stabbing feeling overwhelmsContinue reading “Walk on Saturday”

Mendy

She’s a complicated old girl, Around sixteen years old. Scared of footsteps and loud noise. She scurries away when the dog barks. Her nickname is the Ghost Cat, Because she’s rarely seen by anyone. Her only human is my mom. She follows her around And sits by her when she can. She ignores me, theContinue reading “Mendy”

Where Do We Go From Here?

The question I keep asking myself. I don’t have an answer. I don’t think anyone does. We stared at screens As we watched Everything unravel. It was a train wreck But we couldn’t look away. How could this be happening? Why isn’t anyone stopping this? More questions we asked. We know more now. But itContinue reading “Where Do We Go From Here?”

The Hunt For A Christmas Tree

While this pandemic has foiled A lot of plans this year, One thing it didn’t mess with was The annual Christmas Tree hunt. Every year for the last sixteen years, My family and some family friends have Wandered into the woods in search of The perfect Charlie Brown Christmas Tree. Normally, when we go onContinue reading “The Hunt For A Christmas Tree”

What Cannot Be Controlled

“I’m the vice president of panic, and the president is missing.” – Paige Lewis My right eye is filling up with water As soon as it meets the morning light. I am afraid to look at today’s news. I wonder which version of events are worth clinging to. I want to remember this moment likeContinue reading “What Cannot Be Controlled”

Hello

This is your weekly reminder to wear a mask. It’s the least you can do when venturing outside your house. You are protecting those around you when you do so. It’s become common courtesy to wear one. Wash your hands, cover your mouth When cough or sneeze, and please Stay at least six feet apartContinue reading “Hello”

Listening

Dear Readers, I’ve been doing a lot of listening lately. Listening to those who are demanding change at protests and providing links online. I’ve been reading books, articles, and essays from black writers about what’s happening right now. I’m learning more about our history as a nation than I was taught in high school. IContinue reading “Listening”

Sunday Drive

I went on a drive to visit the world Through the safety of my dusty car window. I was gone for the length of a typical movie, Looping through foothills, passing bikers, And elevating into the small mountains As motorcycles followed too close behind me. I can report that the earth is coming to lifeContinue reading “Sunday Drive”

Uncertain Spring

The first quote in The New York Time’s Plague Season, Through the Eyes of Writers is by Virginia Woolf. “It was an uncertain spring.” Uncertain is a good way to put it. We don’t know how long this will last or what will happen when life is allowed to slowly wake up again. There’s aContinue reading “Uncertain Spring”

PSA

Before you press send, check to make sure the information your sharing is accurate. A quick google search will let you know if the information, article, or quote you gravitated towards is correct. You don’t want to be spreading misinformation. Labeling anxiety and mental health as negative is harmful. Anxiety is a natural response andContinue reading “PSA”