Song of the Spirit

Part four of the author’s Roots of Greatness, Wings of Light set about her grandparents (the other three parts are essays). This wildly imaginative poem reflects on her maternal grandfather’s spirituality and dignity.

Forgetfulness

Forgetfulness is “a pool of quicksand, without depth | Swirling in a rapid and ceaseless vortex.”

Dear Shannon

Part three of the author’s Roots of Greatness, Wings of Light set about her grandparents. This essay takes the form of an imagined letter from her paternal grandfather, a particularly reflective and poignant expression from a man called “Big Daddy” within his family.