burn with anger, woman

August 25, 2016zaji0

Burn with anger, woman.  Your fire voice was temporarily extinguished with water, but you did not let it drown you. You turned everything that touched you to steam. The destroyers dissipated into the air, mixed in with the ancestors who lost their way and told un-truths about the place of woman. They now mourn their…

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land of mind

August 20, 2016zaji0

My mind grows, inch by inch, into a place where all of nature exists and evolves.

the clouds in prayer

August 7, 2016zaji4

The clouds interlace fingers seeking prayer, an impassioned supplication to the un-gods.  They spread across skies gathering stories of un-time, spaces inside cycles that collect […]


June 1, 2016zaji0

There is nothing here. Only waves of memories folding over unrelenting experiences. I will no longer question my thoughts, but instead, carve question marks into […]


April 29, 2016zaji2

I am lost in thoughts that I do not own.

the skies above us

April 23, 2016zaji2

Photograph by zaji This was the sky over my house yesterday. Such a beautiful sight. The sky is a constant reminder of my mortality. When […]

inside dreams

April 17, 2016zaji1

i am the lost ghost in your gently fading dreams that hesitantly leave you to greet the sun. woolgathering won’t change the trajectory of a […]

the story of leaves

April 16, 2016zaji3

I took this photo more than five years ago. Each time I revisit it I see something I never noticed before. It is not only […]

a world upside out

April 9, 2016zaji0

I am revisiting this piece which I wrote a very long time ago. At the time I’d been reading quite a bit of Shel Silverstein’s […]

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very superstitious

April 8, 2016zaji1

Writing Prompt: Superstition Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. This song takes me way back. I was five years old when it came […]

sitting with existence

April 7, 2016zaji0

Photograph by zaji • April 7, 2016 • circa 1:30pm CST I’m sitting outside on the grass, writing. The ground beneath me is cool and […]

raindrops keep falling on my…

April 6, 2016zaji1

Writing Prompt: Climate Control The idea that the weather and people’s moods are connected is quite old. Do you agree? If yes, how does the weather […]

wandering the globe

April 6, 2016zaji2

Writing Prompt: The Wanderer Tell us about the top five places you’ve always wanted to visit. Africa – I would love to visit all parts […]