do you know why

Do you know why mothers are a healing ground? Why they are a balm, a saviour, a creator of light? Why they can take your tears and turn them into the redefining of what your soul is, a better version, a refined self? Because they have been knitting you together, reshaping you, since you were […]

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Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales

Don’t crucify me when I say that I wanted to watch this again more than I did Wonder Woman. I know how that sounds, but let me explain. My relationship with Pirates of the Caribbean is like mine with Harry Potter, or Lord of the Rings, and other such franchises that have gone on for […]

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Movie Review: Wonder Woman

The older I get (I said frailly, balancing on my cane), the less inclined I am to go see a movie with a bunch of other loud, noisy young’uns people. Because part of what ruined Wonder Woman for me (one of the only things, actually) was people talking through it and after it, about it. […]

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tired

isn’t it crazy that words are your best therapy but sometimes you feel too deeply to even lay on the couch they’ve set up for you like, you can’t find them to describe how tired tiredness feels and how weary you are of hope hope is a taxing, terrible thing because by virtue of its […]

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Movie Review: The Boss Baby

It’s better than Moana, but not as good as Storks – starring Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Kimmel, Tobey Macguire The Boss Baby imagines a world where babies are either sent into families, or sent into management. Baby management involves very many important things, such as making sure formula is intact and sharpening crayons,and of course, my […]

supplication

I kiss a prayer onto your shoulder, leading a doxology down your neck for forgiveness and priestly pardons, past sins since forgotten blessings where vein meets sinew thanksgiving where lips skip over spine.

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