“There is an hour the damage undone. You only thought you covered me in stain. You only thought you were the only one there. You blinked! And love walked in! He covered my blanket of stain With the sweetness of dew in first light. Oh, you were there, and so was He” Rainmaker and the Flower
For most of my life, I was a shadow; wrapping myself so tightly in the images of others, I sacrificed any dignity just to breathe. Today, my work is a passionate and seductive theatrical dance of experience, prayer, struggle, questioning, and joy.
As survival it is what I have always done, so, I continue to listen and trust her voice. Drawing my words within observation I find truth; and in truth; I find the transcendent stories of building beauty in my world.
“She bears the burdens of her experiences while being annihilated with love. The unacceptable object; She is truth staring at the everyday. She is an object on display. Me, as I look into the mirror and sense the long ago shame creeping out the skin of my today” Brave House Secrets
Bring the House of Poetry to your community, organization, or institution (religious or education). Public Speaking, Creative Conversations, Visio Divina Workshops:
“Dazed and Confused”, Story Story Night, Boise, Idaho, Photo Credit: Paul Budge
I am because you are, Gallery Five18, Boise, ID
physical, psychological, and sexual abuse; empowerment and advocacy
chronic illness, healthcare, living with disability
Visio Divina: visual, contemplative prayer