Odd Rain

Clouds and Sun

Such a strange rain today. Hesitant yet eager Like it had mistaken Falling for flying. It rapped on my windows; Urgent, full, seeking. As if desperately Trying to escape itself. Such a strange rain; Restricted by geography And the very cloud That required its release. Unsure of its strength Yet intent on flying, the rain… Continue reading Odd Rain

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Empty

empty hands reaching

I dreamt I held your hand And a surge of warmth Settled in my bones. It felt like hearth and heart. I took pleasure in it. Safe In your presence. I squeezed your hand To gently express I am for you...with you. Only to awaken with a jolt, holding empty air in my clenched fist.

The Border | written by Amy Jo

Native_Am_mother

The pop and snap of prescription pill bottles, swallow, light, inhale, scrape of the chair, cluster of tap-tap-taps on the keys, a silence beyond this room, beyond this wall I can almost hear you—the soil sifting, seeds spreading out, dry in your palm; folds of light robes around you like birds wings—your child asleep on… Continue reading The Border | written by Amy Jo