“Sally, he spoke softly in the kitchen, because the kids were watching television in the next room and he didn’t want them to see him struggle to stand.”
"I tell myself I’m whole"
"I try to understand this confined brain / Waiting for her to untangle”
“If no one heard it, did the tree even fall?”
“Finally, Finally, I arrive: A holy golden wall with growing weeds and notes crammed into crevices.”
“A dark blue thread shining/Against the white.”
“Watchers sit in my presence/ Their eyes rolling back and forth/ mourning the ruins they thought weren’t theirs.”
Nature has the power to rejuvenate even the coldest, harshest feelings and mend the wear and tear we accumulate over the bleak winter months.
“she wants to takes her time to enjoy the night/instead her knuckles turn white”
“Let not these heroines go unseen”
“this is an inner struggle”
“Each curl mapping my past and identifying my tribe as Yael, she who is strong, who is powerful, she who will protect with life and death.”