Last week, my dear friend A., flew from Hilo, Hawai’i to visit me in Steamboat. We snowshoed, cooked, read and wrote poems, danced with the pattern of time alone and time together.

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Our little poetry night, listening to A. read.

And then she left.

The last night of her stay, I hosted a “Little Poetry Night” with my friends in Steamboat.  We shared poems we loved from Emily Dickinson’s “She Sweeps With Many-Colored Brooms” to Jane Kenyon’s “The Shirt“.

A. shared her Spoken Word poems as well. And as she’s won Hawai’iSlam competition more than a few times, we were filled to brim. Here’s one of my favorites, “Colorado Says Its Ready” written before her trip.

A’s visit combined with my husband’s work on spiritual abuse brought together a significant problem and solution. I am indebted to both of them for this connection.

One, the problem of spiritual abuse.

Two, the living solution of poetry.

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