And I’m taking it day by day. I hope you are healthy and safe. I hope you have enough to eat and that your bills are paid. I hope everyone you know is breathing deeply and can walk upright, head clear. I don’t wish you prayers because prayers get in the way. I wish you help. Lots of help and gentle hands. Kind eyes.
As promised, on Friday, April 17th, I will bring you wondrous and fierce creations made by you and yours. Thank you for your hearts and hands. They are alive, and I’m grateful.
Thea Swanson is a feminist atheist who holds an MFA in Writing from Pacific University in Oregon. She is the Founding Editor of Club Plum Literary Journal, and her poetry, fiction, essays and reviews are published in places such as World Literature Today, Mid-American Review and Northwest Review.