Lotus

To Disappear

I see him standing there and a hint of a smile slowly, secretly spreads across my face. For a moment I am without form, without body. The material has faded away and I am untethered, free to float in this… Read More ›

Unfinished

Unfinished. My marriage was left unfinished. Even with a divorce one would assume it would be finished, concluded, ended. But when someone leaves with obscene reasons cloaked in rationality and justification, you are left with the lingering emptiness of something… Read More ›

Crashing Surf

We have played together underneath the sky so big, so wide. Underneath sunshine we have played in the surf, foamy delight, white surf. I take their little hands – one, two, and three – and we walk through waves. We are pushed and… Read More ›

Swallowing Darkness

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.” Thirty-nine-years-ago, a light came into the world in the form of a slimy, mucous-covered ball… Read More ›

Remembering Love

She had loved him. It was as though she were waking up from a long sleep to these feelings that she had held for this man all along. Feelings that had been buried, suppressed, in a deep, deep sleep. The… Read More ›

To Sincerely Love Again

Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart. ~ Basil Rathbone For the first time in the past five years since my ex-husband left, I am seriously considering opening my… Read More ›

Language Prejudice

I am not prejudice but I do have prejudices. Language prejudice is one. I grew up a minority in a group of minorities, my neighborhood being predominantly African American with a few Vietnamese and Hispanics. While striving earnestly not to… Read More ›