The Invitation

The baelfires are set the prayers have been sung as we surrender to our faith one by one the skies cover us with benevolence as we begin to dance free from our constraints governing ourselves at last not witch, but woman feared or revered and misunderstood we shake off these legal shackles and declare our … Continue reading The Invitation

Her Wings Are Cut #FridayPhilosophy

“A woman is shut up in a kitchen or a boudoir, and one is surprised her horizon is limited; her wings are cut, and then she is blamed for not knowing how to fly.” - Simone de Beauvoir Thinking about all of the words that try to entrap us into confined, tidy little boxes. Blessings … Continue reading Her Wings Are Cut #FridayPhilosophy

The Myth of All

To have it all we first must know that our all is unseen and unsung the labors overlooked and taken for granted deemed to be of little value to have it all we still must know that our words will go willfully unheard that consent is a fragile grace and will be ignored - not … Continue reading The Myth of All

Open Spaces

The world is not a monster ready to consume the marrow of our bones it is people who do that the world itself does not hunt treating women as prey in a twisted sport it is men who do that the world is not danger and darkness overshadowing the sun and skies but human blame … Continue reading Open Spaces

Two Faces

I know silence is the expectation not my cheerful babble smoothing the waves I balance the boat with my words and with my explanations justified against a world that wants me to shrink I hide within words confuse the enemy with each sentence a camouflage in plain sight meant to oppose the stifling of my … Continue reading Two Faces

You Can Have It All #MondayBlogs

You Can Have It All Every woman can the family the home the education the career all you have to do is everything you can have it all but the bar will be set higher than for any man and as you labor you will receive your feedback and learn that you will never be … Continue reading You Can Have It All #MondayBlogs

Unheard #MondayBlogs

The tree that falls comes crashing to the ground in a symphony of pain and discord yet it is asked if the sound is real if it exists should no human be present and so it is for all of the unheard on the fringes offbeat setting off on their own journey set to the … Continue reading Unheard #MondayBlogs

Anne Sexton #FridayPhilosophy

Photo by J. L. Fizzell on Pexels.com "...one can't build little white picket fences to keep nightmares out." ~ Anne Sexton

Smashing

The house will fall all that was solid gone to cards and toothpicks the heart has gone out of it and the dreamer has awakened rudely without warning to find she is a cipher a ghost in what would have been her home and so without hesitation without a pause seamlessly the haunting will commence … Continue reading Smashing

Jennifer Saint #FridayPhilosophy

“It was the women, always the women, be they helpless serving girls or princesses, who paid the price.” - Jennifer Saint