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Visual Verse

Before I considered myself any kind of writer, I was an artist.  I remember Mom saying, “Just give her a pad of paper and a pencil, and she’ll be quiet for hours.”  Of course, I tended towards “quiet” even without something to do, but still, she was right.  I would draw and create for hours […]

Of Dreams and Bad Sleep

Six mornings ago I woke in mourning.  I had miscarried a second child.  I was sure of it. I knew I had been dreaming.  But the line between wraith and reality had been blurred. I no longer knew where fears-turned-dreams ended and memories began. What is it called when you can fall asleep at the […]

Featured on Mamazina.com

I am so pleased and grateful to share that four of my poems will be featured on Mamazina.com’s blog over the course of the next three weeks.  The series will be presented one piece at a time on Sundays, with yesterday being the first.  Each piece will focus in some way on early loss, particularly […]

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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