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“Freedom came from mountaintops And I found I could never fit where I wasn’t meant to be Now I can see the treasures of my heart I traded pews for evergreens I abandoned feedback for birds songs The open air makes things more clear now And I hear the voice I always needed the most…” […]

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    “From the beginning personal memory has been a vital element in the things I’ve written. But, even so through the poems there is this definite basis in autobiography. I always want them to be more than just annotations of the facts of my life, because while it is true that a poem preserves […]

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There is something about the wandering heart that finds newness in everything, that not only wanders but wonders in stories being retold and sounds being reheard. A paradox of finding newness what sounds, feels, tastes, smells and looks different.  I sit on the balcony in Nairobi hearing children laugh in the distance and to me […]

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   “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. 11 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy […]

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  The best way I know how to describe me going to Kenya is just that I am “ripe” for this experience. I could go into detail about the changes that took place in me in Canada, and the revelations I grew into culturally and spiritually (losing my religion), but I believe John 15 sums […]

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  Much work goes into being knownSomehow, easily you’ve grown into me,Deep.Like roots sink in sunlight There’s a photosynthesis to this love,And I’m stuck.You burrowed into the best parts of meVeins and arteries. Injected your heart in me,Lost for words.My head and my heart collide Like the shore and ocean’s tide, You’re locked inside my […]

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            She said, “I’m a caterpillar in transition,In a loom, consumed in isolation”He said, “I’m patient…”So he’s waiting and she aching Shaking off the casing of her former selfExpanding into unknown territory He’s expecting. Reflecting. Investing in hopeHoping his expectations are not his ownWhile she groans in becoming Becoming more […]

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