The Pax

The Pax

Oh humble lamb. In a world where violence is the law of the land, In countries where people are abused by corruption and theft, In cities where the poor are ignored, In neighborhoods shaped by oppression and prejudice, In homes where brokenness abides, In hearts full...
Forever Club Q

Forever Club Q

We come to dance In six-inch stiletto heels Hips in motion Spinning as we ride the swell of a bass drum Quaking the foundation of a culture Built on the bones of children they call “those people” We come for the disco balls Glitter makeup and butterfly lashes Cheeks...
Aquí en Michigan

Aquí en Michigan

Hace calor Abuelita says We find her in the kitchen of the apartment Wearing nothing but a bra and a half slip. ¡Mami! Tia gasps I laugh, and laugh, and laugh Six-years-old and sixty Adjusting to this new place. The white people keep telling us It’s not the heat It’s...
Into the Mist

Into the Mist

Someday this summer I will cross through a mist Gravity will release my burdens And I will float, just for a second Just enough to make it through the rainbow The spectrum of color for the chosen ones The vision of the unlikely It’s the country of the lost On...
Passing

Passing

1. But he did die that morning At 32 years old. One year younger than our Lord, Jesus Christ. 2. The modern apostles laid oily hands on his head To pass on the power of the Holy Ghost Leaving only phantoms to wander in his hair A fog of questions that journeyed to his...