Constellate


Bridal veil beside
Bed-raggled spread of spilt stars
And other launched hopes
Til’ the moon draws back the sky:
Satellite script of unborn names Read More

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Sunrise


How many ancient Chinese mountains has she climbed all night for the same flash of revelation as the sun rises above the eastward sea of cloud? Sea-level lifting to swarm vapor around her in hues of galvanizing gold while the sleeping buddhas stir in their chiliastic stone-cold grottoes. Hungry for the Eucharist. The crowd of pilgrims then all know their family (bodhi) tree and open their thermoses to share boiled tea as a rainbowed halo settles on the horizon. Read More

Isosceles


Are we as a country becoming more divided or more unified? When historical decisions are made and elections fall to one party or the other, there is an “in your face” celebration focused at those who lost. When was the last time there was an election for president that was separated by more than a few percentage points in the popular vote? When was the last time there was a unanimous Supreme Court decision on any major decision? It’s usually 5-4, or 6-3 at best. That tells me there are a lot of people who will be hurt, lost, disappointed, and even confused as to what the future holds for them and their beliefs. Where is the leader who has seen his/her cause win, and then truly demonstrated a humility that there are a lot of people who are not celebrating?

 

John Pickard, Lakewood

This letter was published in the July 5, 2015 edition of The Denver Post


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Supernatural Birth

Art by Stepha Lawson

My midwife gave me a visualization assignment that I normally wouldn’t take too seriously, not prescribing to the “law” of attraction but rather more to the principles of prayer and surrender. But after just having read Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent, I’m interested to try this as an exercise to funnel good thoughts and intentions into a desired outcome. If I am a co-creator, after all…  Read More

Walk On Water

Painting by KJ Burk

Swept dust and powder
Crumbling asbestos ceiling tiles
Itchy eyes and dried-up skin
Radon and foundation sealant in the crawl space
Paint to cover the mold
Paint to cover what little I have
Head games by reproaching blood(y)
Relations (or my head?) Read More

Newborn

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Photography by Melissa Landres

Baneful acts to free will bullet-hole the planet like an inanimate target; yet I still believe in the miracle of birth, how a newborn baby can bring joy like little else we humans can experience in this existence. How when one looks into a pair of eyes still swirling with creation, Read More