Today marks one year since the last day that things felt normal. On March 7, 2020, I met a friend for breakfast and saw Onward in theaters and went exploring in a local park. I suppose technically I had another normal …

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Over on Facebook I help lead a group called “Bracket of Champions,” where we run brackets on topics like Best Halloween Candy, Best Pizza Topping (I am the Mushroom Queen for successfully lobbying Mushrooms to run against pepperoni), Best Holiday …

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This was another one from the November PAD challenge, this time on the theme of love/anti-love. It felt appropriate to post on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy the day, folks! Growing Pains Originally written November 24, 2020 “Eww! Girls are gross!” the …

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Today’s poem is from a poem a day challenge I did in grad school, way back when LiveJournal was a thing. I’m a little surprised I hadn’t shared it already, honestly; it holds up pretty well. The “Golden Sun and …

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I wrote today’s poem in November 2019 to the prompt “music.” It’s a Golden Shovel—a poem where the last word in each line matches up with some other phrase. This one uses the first few lines of Andrew Peterson’s marvelous …

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I don’t have much to say about this one. It’s another from my ill-fated book of poems from 2005 or so. I remember walking across campus one spring and thinking of this poem. The superstition comes straight from Madeline L’Engle. …

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I thought about posting a more thematic, political poem this week, but it turned out I had already published the one I was thinking of, and, eh, we can all go for something else in the timeline, right? So, here, …

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