Etymologies between us (pt. 1)

Don’t you know that you’re my hero?He/roLike “hei” like “The Name” and “ro” like “rest”The Name of RestMy sanctuaryGroundingHomeOr ho’me of my originsHoldmeHol’meHomeHome, hero. (June 2020)

Home Alone (or, How a Soloist Celebrates the Holidays)

I hung two stockings, one for a cat I’ll probably never see again and another for my baby (also a cat) visiting his grandparents in Texas. I wrapped gifts for Angel Tree children (all purchased from either small or black-owned businesses to support the #NotOneDime initiative while brightening some kids’ holidays) and a few more…