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My Voice Outstretched

For me, singing is like following a rainbow through black rain.It is like crepuscular rays that rupture leaden skies. Singing is like walking in an unmarked place, lost, not sure of prayer or path and seeing far off the pinpoint … Continue reading

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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Death is Hard

Originally posted on A p r o n h e a d — Lilly:
Death is hard. Though so much a part of life, we never quite get used to it. Our youthful, anticipating days, dreams of El Dorado, meld…

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This silence . . .

Originally posted on A p r o n h e a d — Lilly:
9-22-12 This silence is not the fresh fingering of morning, the moment before the awakening. This silence is not the pure blank of night when only bugs…

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Life Changes

Originally posted on Apronhead:
I have often said the loss of my first child changed my whole life— how I look at the world, how I look at comforters, how I look at God. My husband’s motorcycle accident and my…

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A Reminder

I cannot publish photographs here anymore. Met my quota! So just a reminder that my other site has my photography with my writings. http://www.apronheadlilly.wordpress.com

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Surrender

Surrender feels like failure. It feels depressing, like giving up. There is a darkness to it, a weight to it—the unwilling outmanned, outmaneuvered, surrounded, and pressed to defeat. Surrender feels like exhaustion. It feels compressing, like yielding up the last … Continue reading

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A Limping Life

Originally posted on Apronhead:
I heard your whisper in the wind, and I leaned to listen; but my lisping voice rose rough and rasping, replaying all the shame moments, the named moments—over and over, owning their bite. I glimpsed your…

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Window Shopping

Originally posted on A p r o n h e a d — Lilly:
The son through the window is just a prop, not the subject of the poem. 🙂 There are those who walk on by, not willing to…

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A Sunday Rose

Originally posted on A p r o n h e a d — Lilly:
With fire and form and bursting light, life unfolds its fragile strands to live and breathe and die to live again.

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Enough

Known by many but known by few—image, identity, purpose twisted together, carnal and spiritual, an alienating stew, feeling just as alone in a group as alone; and I thought You would be enough, but . . . The rants and … Continue reading

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