Re-post: The year without Xmas (a poem)

I originally wrote and posted this in 2016—after the election, but before we’d had a chance to see exactly how horrible the current administration would be. Here is the finished version included in This Is Not the Book That Will Save Your Life. (Note that the ‘six ghosts’ reference below is intentional. Although Scrooged is a re-telling [...]

On your birthday (a poem)

A few weeks ago, I learned that a friend of mine died of cancer last September. Today would have been her 52nd birthday. It’s strange knowing you’re not around to celebrate this time We were born a day apart but I always felt we celebrated together our places on this shared journey our occasionally intersecting [...]