Refuge Among Redwoods (Poem)

Taking refuge in the forest Amidst the tall redwoods Majestic protectors Of all things living. Their cracked brown skin Brings to mind my brown ancestors Still alive among these trees Centuries after centuries. Their resilience exemplary Their strength legendary...
Letter to My Forgotten Heart

Letter to My Forgotten Heart

When I finished cancer treatment, I sank into grief, and became acutely aware of the fragility of life, and the human heart. It was clear that my body had suffered a great deal. But I also viscerally realized that my heart had been beaten up and terrified by cancer...
Solace Among Oaks (Poem)

Solace Among Oaks (Poem)

I felt the oaks’ embrace The gentle acceptance Of their long branches Brush over me tenderly And whisper in my ears You are safe here You belong here. And my body relaxed And my fears surrendered I felt held in kindness. Was I an oak in a previous life? I feel a...