Sunday, August 30, 2015

In the World but not of it: A Call for Knowledge




It was my first day of school, but something inside of me knew it would happen. I slumped cowardly in my desk as my history teacher proclaimed proudly that because “Christians think that evolution is just a theory,” they’re crazy, demented, intelligently compromised even. I was baffled that a school employee could speak against a faith that at least fifty percent of the school held. I was even more surprised that not one, including yours truly, tried to prove him wrong. And I live in the Bible belt. Sure, we all rolled our eyes, but no one offered a reasonable defense for his faith, for his God.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

the art of letting go




I was determined
not to write him poems,
not to sing him songs,
not to limit him to the boundaries of my pen.