Monthly Archives: August 2013

Amy Update

Last year I proclaimed 2012 the official “Year That Kicked My A**

Things are just now starting to get a tiny bit better. I’m beginning to feel more whole again. And I recently found a poem that expresses how grateful I am to have sloshed through the lake of crap and gotten to the other side. (Though there’s still a bit of shit on my shoes, I won’t complain about the little things.)

For those of you who have had a hard time lately, celebrate with me….

won’t you celebrate with me

won’t you celebrate with me
what i have shaped into
a kind of life? i had no model.
born in babylon
both nonwhite and woman
what did i see to be except myself?
i made it up
here on this bridge between
starshine and clay,
my one hand holding tight
my other hand; come celebrate
with me that everyday
something has tried to kill me
and has failed.

Lucille Clifton