Graduation Speech - June 2021

Link to Speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NOX2ic_8Rg These past four years, we’ve asked a lot of questions. What is the...

Inauguration Day Reflection

four years ago, I watched seas of red wash over the capitol building, fire and brimstone and cries of American carnage perched in the...

Sisters in Quarantine

(A Valentine's Day Poem to my sister (age 11)) exchanging glances covert and whisking our judgements like cookie butter she’s definitely...

Personal Space

delicate guardrails dot the distance of 24 to 168 inches between us if we were close like swinging childrens’ hands only 18 to 24 inches...

How to Pack a Dishwasher

step one. survey the sink sample out dishes. scrutinize their sizes. run your hands through the soapy excess. here is your mountain there...

Lost Girl

underneath my bed, lies the mementos of my sister’s childhood. she is only going on eleven, but she is soon entering her second skin like...

Safeway and Self-Control

the first word the first, real, long word i learned to spell was Safeway S-A-F-E-W-A-Y i would lean in to the stranger unwillingly...

Shabbat Dinner - An Experience

Come to my house on a Friday evening. Hear the faint murmur of footsteps as our doorbell echoes. Then a pause: my family gathering behind...

Numbers

We have a bad habit of replacing humans with numbers, as quantities added and subtracted to meet predicted patterns of lines and charts...

Speech Therapy

I’ve been told I talk too fast Because my words are looped together like bows told I mumble The end of a sentence barely faded to grey...

My Myth

may I tell you a myth I heard long ago fields plucked into hazy, shallow ocean green air heavy voluptuous wisps of fingers pressed down...

New Language

If I could birth new language Would I stick to the same contours the same meadows I’ve wandered in because I suffer obsessions with the...

Shackles

what shackles do we put on clinking like bracelets what do we choose to be captivated by enraptured with eyes, ears, hands, tongue, nose...

I dreamed you again

I was standing in the living room when you appeared You stepped in as if you hadn’t unzipped space As if death had only delayed you for a...

When Venice Sinks

when venice sinks we will be there in our boats watching when venice sinks we will see the phantom ripples of gondolas murmuring through...

Storytelling

Did you forget That story holds breath That exhale is Momentum That my words are a lifetime Of lungs contracting When you pick up my...

If I Were a Girl who Won Ribbons

If I were a girl who won ribbons I would be crowned, Not Miss Congeniality But Miss Contrarian And I will take it as a compliment Because...

A Painting of My Unliving

A painting of my death Strokes thick, luscious In That Way Only paint can be And you will not be able to tell Where I am going Caught up...

Success in Death of a Salesman

There must be a line between professional and personal success: a line between the acquisition of money and the acquisition of happiness....

Redefining Good and Evil

On September 11th, 2001, President George W. Bush addressed the nation in regards to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Towers:...