Chasing Sparks

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." -- William Butler Yeats On our worst homeschool days, hairstyling attempts with glue, fights over blocks, and a busted toilet sabotage all semblance of curriculum. Evening finds me slumped forward at the kitchen table, holding my head in my hands and … Continue reading Chasing Sparks

Oceans Rise

Green-gray swells billow, unmoor me from shifting earth. Lapis and slate crash, spill, scour the sky until horizon fades into vapor, vanishes. My lungs boil with brine. I claw the deepening dark only to grasp ice and salt, wisps of ghost trails through my fingers. Sin-clad, I sink, plummet toward that gulf with no memory, that fatherless tomb. Yet gleaming metal slices … Continue reading Oceans Rise