?.?. Distain bled from the studio mirror Arial inherited, from Aunt Janeen. Her bulging thighs, tattooed (one-inch blue-block letters): ???????? on one ?-???????? on the other. ?.?. An unexpected visit, Fr. Flynn (just call me… Read More »Potatoes

Before I Die

Winter found a man that wasn’t goin’ no where.   Raised hell with him and ten kids.   Old now, the man gone, kids grown, mostly alone, Winter considered her life, considered the locked doors,… Read More »Before I Die


This poem reflects Mary’s experience of going to the tomb as it is portrayed in two resurrection stories in John’s gospel (John 20:1-10 and John 20:11-18).  The first passage is proclaimed in the Sunday Readings… Read More »RESURRECTION


Divorce Friday Of all the Fridays, seriously, of all the Fridays it had to be Good Friday. The papers arrived. Certificate of Divorce   Death. Laid on the table, the death / divorce certificate, all… Read More »communion

God Does

When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.  At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God,… Read More »God Does

Emotional Tombs

So Jesus, perturbed again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay across it.Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” (John 11:38-39) Can it be true?!? It would be nice if this… Read More »Emotional Tombs