Prayer at the Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence
"How do we ask of you to restore our nation, and other nations of the earth, and the earth itself with all its inhabitants, when we already know the way to our healing, when the issues that plague us are well within our power to...
Water My Eyes
Water my eyes, oh Lord, hear my solemn cry / For a broken and contrite heart you will not despise. / Spirit, uncover my complex and immature disguise / That my often-troubled mind would then be made wise.
She sings of black eyes, broken bones, bruised lips, swollen cheeks, stiff backs, and crippled fingers... She sings of stolen identities, erased histories, sold virginities, of a disappeared child’s cry, and of fake smiles, telling lily-white lies.
Will our bodies betray or protect us when it arrives? We cannot leave it to chance or blissful ignorance. We cover; we distance; we resist, but never surrender.
Musing on the Gift of Music
When she plays, something metaphysical happens in my body. I enter other planes of existence, enjoying new realities around me. I’m hypnotized. I become the Manchurian candidate, responding to that one–single note which...
It Is… Because I Am!
I know the universe is alive because I live. I know the universe is kind because I smile at the stranger.
Ode to Mother
She does not reckon herself to be the antagonist to the sometimes fragile male psyche; she refuses to be a casualty, nor will she be a victim of any testosterone-driven wager between God and his 'earthly image'...
Stand amazed at the wonder of your existence. You are billions of years in the making. The perfection that is your life stems from billions of billions of years of failures. But now you have arrived, beautiful and perfect just as...
Envision (A Prayer)
While in the midst of praise and thankfulness for all of our blessings and for the provision of our daily necessities, we are mindful of others...
The Voice of the Divine (A Psalm)
The voice of the Divine is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path that leads and guides me to all truth...