As In The Beginning

As In The Beginning

As in the beginning is a poem about how we feel the pain of our loved ones physically harming us.  It is about how the loss of her father’s fingers is affecting the writer. We see the utmost level of empathy in this poem, and it makes you think about how you would respond to a situation similar to this.  This defines how we feel about ourselves and begs the question. What makes us whole?     When someone is whole, we associate that with a spiritual oneness, that we believe makes them at peace.  We fail to think about how Read more »

Gaining Yardage

Gaining Yardage

Gaining yardage is a poem about two teenage boys who are not your conventional sort of friends.  They do not label their relationship or discuss gossip, but they spend time with one another and share experiences.   Arlo and the speaker are friends, they probably would not call each other friends, but if they thought about it they would probably come to that conclusion.  They can depend on each other, even though they do not communicate as often as the stereotypical friends do. They were good friends though, they worked together at their farm, picking rocks and beans and they Read more »