Some rivers run wild and deep

That which gives life             can also take it away Life, a fragile balance between that which attempts to hold our attention             and what we hold, on the inside We learn, if life (or death) does not first consume us,             that we can only hold so much In our bodies, over fifty percent is contained, but …

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“Alone” ~ by Poe (video reading)

"Alone" by Edgar Allan Poe From childhood’s hour I have not been As others were—I have not seen As others saw—I could not bring My passions from a common spring— From the same source I have not taken My sorrow—I could not awaken My heart to joy at the same tone— And all I lov’d—I …

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Follow your heART (essay)

Three years ago, my friend and I attended an Emerging Artist Lecture at the Phoenix Art Museum. The featured artist was Brooklyn-based contemporary artist, Arcmanoro Nile. Beyond the event invitation, neither of us knew anything about Nile, but we were excited to be out. Doing anything. We are both English teachers who had recently left …

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Little Secret

This poem, "Little Secret," is from my second poetry collection, Being a Woman - Becoming, illustrated by artist Sammi Lee. This version has been modified from my original poem, including additional lines added at the end. This is my empowered collection written with young adults in mind, however, this poem and the others contained in …

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Giving Thanks

Thank you for sharing your gifts and showing up in the way that you do – as uniquely you! From my kitchen and with a grateful heart, to you and yours, I offer warm regards. 💗 Michele Lee image: my almond mocha cake (before I ate a slice) 😋

Through My Daughter’s Eyes

If you are an artist, you might see yourself in my piece about an artist finding her way. However you choose to express yourself in this world, I hope my post inspires you to listen to your inner guidance and to walk your own path. If you have the most important charge of parenting or …

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Defined by the X (audio poem)

Defined by the X (Audio Poem) There are those, many in fact Who want to put us in a box And have us check that So that we become the sum of All those X’s Simply checked We begin as expansive beings No limits to who we can be No limits to what we can …

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