hagar’s prayer

hagar’s prayer              August 2, 2016
you are born with a gift,
oh son of woman,
called honor
for all children
wear the dignity
of god’s image
at birth.
who are you
to sell this
for any price?

what evil is it
to test a woman
when your own
honor is on the line?

like all desert girls
i have grown to be a woman
with the heart of a sand storm.

i will give you water.
i will give you blood.
but the shame of foolishness
is a price i pay for no man.

i am not my mother’s daughter
to harbor secrets,
but my father’s future
with a high-voltage mind.

if the price of your love
is secrets and shame
you can keep it.
i have no fear
of alone
for i know hagar’s prayer
that wrings water from stone.

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your shame

your shame                                August 1, 2016
why do you add to your struggle
and multiply the suffering
of what it is to be
a human being?

how must you throb in your gut
to make dick cheney
look like a saint?

i can do nothing to shame you
for you have no honor to lose.

but i
am not
your dirty
little secret.

how can i be
anything other
than the
way
god made me?

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see u

see u                 July 31, 2016
you say see u
but i know
i will never
see you.
for now
your true colors
show.
what i felt in my soul
is true
and you do not
love me.
it is the idea
of me
you
wanted to
cage.

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