Category Archives: trinity grace church

Maundy Thursday (how i learned holy)

I get to church late. I’m not so good at holy, but the cello and guitar sound beautiful. They are already singing. I spot Steph and her girls near the back. I feel a great sense of ownership over both … Continue reading

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Miriam

She sings God to sleep. Pins up ceilings of cathedrals with songs written on her insides. She holds them up with holy notes and raspy hallelujahs. She forms weapons with her tongue, defends the innocent from death. Each note an … Continue reading

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Sunday Evening

Something about slow cooking; onions first, chicken broth, tiny meatballs for the kids. Israeli couscous, basil, garlic, fresh parsely, chives, carrots, celery. Everything in the pot. Three Balthazar baguettes, the first sliced with plastic butter knife. The last two ripped … Continue reading

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21 of 31. After Church Living Room Talk

We’re talking about serious things right now. Cue Budweiser can cracked open I am with you heart and soul. Cue tea tipped to lips, short sips. It’s really exciting, it’s exactly what we need. Cue refrigerator door open. I might … Continue reading

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10 of 31. Morning Makers

Monday at eight we meet on Delancey to write and pray Billie Holiday sings us dreams morning spreads itself like butter on tree trunk chairs and toasted wood walls This week we’re reading Emerson. That essay about the Poet. Milk … Continue reading

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9 of 31. Four Minutes

Between this dream and that batting ideas around like butterflies lightly Watching time turn itself over into another cup of hot water the same paper thin bag of tea leaves He watches the red hand across the street bites his … Continue reading

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2 of 31. How October Begins

With a bike ride from the Lower East Side to the Upper West. And the ride is barefoot, because the shoes I borrowed from Sarah are a little too snug for pedaling. And the lipstick is red because it’s October. … Continue reading

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