Posts by Rebcca Sue Schillenback
EarthQuaker: Things to Notice That are Good about Being Alive and Human
a flock of birds moving like one being a vanity license plate: Mr.EEEE the smell of the earth after a rain the way even a terrible, sorrowing and ugly thing can be beautiful: a rainbow oil slick on a puddle in a parking lot. strangers holding a door open for each other thanking a guy…Read More
EarthQuaker: Reflections after Martin Luther King Day: What’s it mean to be human and white?
Each day we go about our business, walking past each other, catching each other’s eyes or not, about to speak or speaking. All about us is noise. All about us is noise and bramble, thorn and din, each one of our ancestors on our tongues. Someone is stitching up a hem, darning a hole in a uniform,…Read More
EarthQuaker: The Choice to Be Human
for the loneliness of an author Perhaps these thoughts of ours will never find an audience Perhaps the mistaken road will end in a mistake Perhaps the lamps we light one at a time will be blown out, one at a time Perhaps the candles of our lives will gutter out…Read More
EarthQuaker: New Year’s Resolution. Be Human.
New Year’s Resolution: Be Human. Like you I love love, life, the sweet smell of things, the sky blue landscape of January days. And my blood boils up and I laugh through eyes that have known the buds of tears. I believe the world is beautiful and that poetry, like bread, is for everyone. And…Read More