Breast cancer, Cancer, Empowerment, Faith, Fear, Healing, Hope, poetry, Stories, Writing

Empowerment through Poetry

  Lately thoughts of cancer have floated through my mind. The word is still with a lowercase 'c', but it's there, in my daily life. I've learned to not stuff disturbing thoughts down into my body or heart. They always pop up somewhere, like an evil jack in the box. When I try to stuff the… Continue reading Empowerment through Poetry

Family, Fear, Grief, Inspiration, Latino culture, Love, Mothers, Parents, poetry

Hurricane Mother

  This quote aptly describes my mother. Now in her mid-eighties, my mom's hurricane force has reduced to a small tornado, which is pretty impressive given that she is legally blind and uses a cane to help her walk longer distances. The white blond streaks in her shoulder length hair, her youthful face, and laughter… Continue reading Hurricane Mother