Family Friday: My Stones

Shabbat Shalom! I am remembering the first kidney stone that sent me to the hospital today. I woke up in excruciating pain that morning but managed to type out a few pages of my English thesis. Curled around my laptop and writhing in pain, as I recall, I had my main character fall and split…

While Waning

I don't usually like to preface my writing with explanation or apologies, a habit I learned from Hollins where my work was expected to stand alone and endure critique with an author's closed mouth, but this poem, being the first for the blog and a rather personal one, warrants an introduction. I am allergic to…