To have without holding- Marge Piercy Classic poem in honor of NaPoWriMo/ GloPoWriM

This love poem by Marge Piercy speaks to me as strongly now as it did when I first read it over 30 years ago. Learning to love differently is hard, love with the hands wide open, love with the doors banging on their hinges, the cupboard unlocked, the wind roaring and whimpering in the rooms … Continue reading To have without holding- Marge Piercy Classic poem in honor of NaPoWriMo/ GloPoWriM

Barista Favorite: Kaddish for Karen Leys/John W. Leys

We are pleased to announce the Barista Favorite from March 5th's Promote Yourself Monday at Go Dog Go Cafe. It is John W. Leys's tribute poem Kaddish for Karen Leys. You can read more of John’s writing at Darkness of His Dreams. Its so strange to think That you’re not there In that little house on Salem … Continue reading Barista Favorite: Kaddish for Karen Leys/John W. Leys

Barista Favorite: Foster Child- Angela McClintock

The Baristas have chosen their favorite piece of writing from the March 1st Pay It Forward Thursday at the Go Dog Go Cafe.  We are honored to share the Barista Favorite with the GDG community, the poem Foster Child by Angela McClintock who writes about the things she has seen at Things I Have Seen: Blogging About Real … Continue reading Barista Favorite: Foster Child- Angela McClintock

Barista Favorite: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing/Kristiana Reed

We are pleased to announce the Barista Favorite from February 26th's Promote Yourself Monday at Go Dog Go Cafe. It is Kristiana Reed's poem A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, originally published on Blood Into Ink. It wasn’t until after you’d left me with voices in my head, that I found your sweater; mutton-coloured, merino wool folded … Continue reading Barista Favorite: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing/Kristiana Reed

Barista Favorite: apple woman/Holly of House of Heart

The Baristas have chosen their favorite piece of writing from the February 22nd Pay It Forward Thursday at the Go Dog Go Cafe.  We are honored to share the Barista Favorite with the GDG community, the poem apple woman by Holly of House of Heart.  We highly encourage you to go read more of Holly's writing. … Continue reading Barista Favorite: apple woman/Holly of House of Heart

Barista Favorite: Summer Rain/Kristiana Reed

We had a tie for Barista favorite for February 19th's Promote Yourself Monday at Go Dog Go Cafe. It is our honor to publish this piece from Kristiana Reed of MY SCREAMING TWENTIES My palm blossoms forth, fingers stretching toward the sun reaching for the empty space beside me, reaching out for you;   reaching out … Continue reading Barista Favorite: Summer Rain/Kristiana Reed