Consider the poems as threads, and it is your task to weave the threads together to make a tapestry.
Were any humans harmed in the making of this avocado?
I love January 6th (despite the mess that happened last year) because it is the epiphany. While I’m not particularly religious, my Catholic upbringing installed deep roots through my unconscious, stirring my soul on certain special dates. Epiphany translates from Greek as “revelation from above” and my child-mind blended my own life long search…
we come to the desert seeking sun, the kiss
of honest conversations,
a swollen river of memories
There are peaks, valleys, and devastating spirals, and it can be hard to make sense of those setbacks when you feel like you’ve already come so far. But in writing the essay, I had a reason to think clearly and intentionally about what I was going through and how I could make sense of it moving forward, and I’m proud of what I was able to do.
Readers, meet another of the contributor’s to (Her)oics:Women’s Lived Experiences During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Nikki Kallio. Nikki’s writing is rich and lyrical. Her essay in the anthology, Cold Front, gives us a glimpse into her experience of facing the pandemic in the Midwest with her parents, having recently finished cancer treatments. Nikki’s creative work has appeared…
Moms have dreams, desires, and wants too, and it’s healthy for children to witness how we go about fulfilling those
Because at a time when we still must isolate physically, stories can help us stay connected.