A Year and Some Change Later

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A little over a year ago, a former classmate and friend of mine took her own life.

I have spent a good portion of last year grieving this in a variety of ways. One of the ways was writing a poem:

https://songbirdsparkle.wordpress.com/2017/04/03/day-three-napowrimo-elegy/

Mostly, I want to say that I know that we’re all going through something (if we’re honest most of us always have something to celebrate and something to mourn) but please reach out if you feel like you can’t handle what you’re going through.

May we all know how loved and beloved we are.

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Day Ten NaPoWriMo: Portrait Poem

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SANCTORUM COMMUNIO | COMMUNION OF SAINTS Artist: John Nava

Waves crashing, drum beating, steps taken, hum,

Laughter, poetry and song rising, broken hearts from,

Truth spoken, silence preferred,

Silence, when the preference was words,

Being Wholly self, simultaneous holy “Other”

Even amidst tragedy, cultivating and sharing wonder.