For Womxn

Have mercy on our tears, O God, for we have wept ever since Hagar’s heart broke over Ishmael and Rachel lamented her children. If we have won your favor, let our tears nourish protest. Have mercy on our rage, O God, for we have said “no” to death...

Homeless

Jesus sits in a coffee shop now that the weather has turned cold. Third table from the entrance, near a window. She dozes in the early morning over a large red cup of coffee. Wrapped around her shoulders is a thick plum blanket to shake off the night’s chill....

Ode to Soccer

How to say thank you for this moment: my girl, studiously rapt and proud to see women contending on World Cup turf. And never mind scandals — she is dreaming. My girl: studiously rapt and proud to see this image of unapologetic female strength (never mind...

Call the Names

In thanksgiving for ancestors and kin, for mothers and sisters across generations, for those who help to birth and those who accompany the walk and those who tell the tales, I call the names: Grace Susan Mildred Lydia Lucy Jacqueline Eleanor Tamar Diane Cheni Ruth...

She

Praying for the woman who is wandering, that she might know every footstep is still within your care. Praying for the woman who is choking back tears, that she might not be afraid of her memories …or of her hopes. Praying for the woman who is working...

Advent 12/17/12

Sing us a lullaby, Rachel, the kind of lullaby that you’ve been singing across a lifetime: a tune to calm the grieving mothers’ tears, a melody with the strength to wing comfort to the souls of children interrupted by violence.   Sing us a lullaby,...

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