Peace: An Advent Poem

This is the second of four original poems I am writing this year on the four themes of Advent: Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. You can read my previous poem on Hope here. Art by Deja Roberson. What do I know about Peace? If you will allow me to get personal in this poem, I …

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Epitaph

One of my favorite albums of all time is American IV: The Man Comes Around by Johnny Cash. It was the last album he had released during his lifetime, and while it consisted of mostly covers written by a variety of different artists, it is still considered by many to be the sort of epitaph to his …

On “Thoughts and Prayers” in the Midst of Gun Violence (A Response to the Sutherland Springs Shooting)

*This was initially written as a thread on my personal Twitter page (which you can read here), but I decided to re-write it here to make it a little bit clearer and to have it on a better platform. Photo found here.* I'm tired of reading about another mass shooting, and I'm tired of nothing being …