Tagged: poetry

Self Portrait as Exile

By Katelyn Durst This time my body will be the map. Each limb burning with the cities that left me breathless and   took the lights in my eyes and made them exit signs from or...

A Poem to Pray in the New Year

By Jennifer Carpenter Whether you gathered around to watch the “ball drop” or slept through the festivities, we have entered a new year with new challenges and new possibilities. Along with your list of...

Benediction For Unity

By Katelyn Durst It is hard to admit this because we are kind people but we wouldn’t know unity from contempt we wouldn’t know togetherness from war we wouldn’t be able to say that...

Portrait of A Both Girl

By Katelyn Durst I am not black. I am not white. I am somewhere between the ink and the page, the word that is blurred      out. I am not what you assume...

Belief

By Katelyn Durst   The many tunnels honeycomb me in one by one,   I become frozen in deep blue. I become noisy as a bee cloud. I become holy like a rooted tree....

Emmanuel in Loss

By Katelyn Durst   This year began with tears dark nights where there was no teapot whistling on the stove to keep us warm.   Many of us had hopes and dreams but they...