how nature raised you lifted from nothing to tall stand proud like mountain ~ I always like to reflect on how the land, the earth, the sky, and the wildlife around us teach us. There are so many lessons out there. Lessons I wish I paid more attention to at times. I am grateful to our Earth and all it provides us. Sometimes I forget to say it or show it as much, but writing these poems for this challenge reconnects me.
The Darkness Settles Like Snow
Tundra peaks sunset Three months, darkness is silence Ice winds wrap wild rock ~ We’re about almost halfway through November and there’s only about 3 hours of daylight left. The sun is calling it quits earlier and earlier, and the snow is filling in it’s absence. There’s a peace to it.
The Art of War and Letting Go
The clashing had finally ended, arms fells, now what remained was the re-collection of weathered-down men. Blanketed in scabs and erratic graybacks, they crossed the Big Black River, finally reaching stabilized Union territory. It had been a slow-going and harrowing journey. Their travelling party was a sorry sight of scraps and badly bandaged leftovers who had finally been released from the Confederate camps.
- Top Story - July 2022
My First Diva Cup Just Brought Me Closer to My Period Top Story - July 2022
As a genderfluid individual, who often ignores their female body, I never thought I’d form a relationship with my period. But there I was, at 26 years old, reaching my fingers deep inside to pull out the bloody diva cup- and surprisingly, I felt relief.
The Salty, Sweet, & Shit List
--- I've always really wanted to use profanity in a title, maybe it started when I was ballsy enough to write "bastard" on my Grade 11 English exam. In university I wrote also wrote "fuck" multiple times to answer a question about literature and the Holocaust on an exam. But I digress, as an elementary school teacher I have to stay "professional". Though this is not the classroom. Thank fuck.