One of my poems published in Sacred Journey and I will copy it below, though I have shared it before here. It is a very good spiritual journal I feel good about it, having received another rejection just today. Awaiting word on publication of my column on marriage equality, which should be published in the Asheville paper soon.
I am beginning to take to heart that seemingly innocuous saying, "It is what it is." To me it means acceptance of the way things are right now. But acceptance does not mean being happy with every aspect of what is. It means facing reality square in the face of reality. It does not mean that I will not try to change the equation.
wild wind tipped our angel
one wing gone, but not gone
lying beside her
we saved them both
the wing and the angel
she still protects us
I feel it even stronger, her protection
because she is broken, because we now
share with her our pain and sorrow
and an indominable spirit