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The Unspoken – #captureyourgrief 2016 #whathealsyou

As much as I write about my boys, there will always be things I do not say, The Unspoken. The following poem was originally published in Kakalak 2015. Things I Do Not Say His complexion was raspberry tea, and he could fit into a teapot twice. I don’t mention this when asked how I am, what’s […]

The Passive Voice of Being Born

As I was working on a poem today, it struck me that in the English language, there is no active voice for being born.  A mother bears her child. And the child is passive in the event. The bearing  happens to the child. She is being born. He is born. They have been born.   […]

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I am pleased to share that Love Like Weeds is now available at Park Road Books in Charlotte!

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This summer has been a wild ride.  It began in May with wrapping up my Love Like Weeds manuscript and finding out I was expecting our fifth child.  It ended in September with the loss of that child and the confirmation that my book would be released in October.  In between all that, my family […]

Book Review: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling My rating: 4 of 5 stars I surmise that most people who have picked up The Casual Vacancy did so because of name recognition and a degree of curiosity. I’ll be honest, I really didn’t have a clue what the book was about when I decided to read it. […]

torch bearing quietly

I will not act out, will not
yell or curse or slam doors,
will not make a scene -- you
do not deserve such a chance
to make an example out of me
to be proven right since you
are not. Instead, I'll stand
at this street corner, raise
my hand high and clench that
light which yet remains. It
will burn brightly, quietly,
fiercely before fading as I.

Then I'll be gone but found.

©JAC 2005

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