Obliteration into Love
j. ruth kelly, all rights reserved

“There are love stories,
and there is obliteration into love.

You have been walking the ocean’s edge,
holding up your robes to keep them dry.

You must dive naked under and deeper under,

j. ruth kelly, all rights reserved

j. ruth kelly, all rights reserved

a thousand times deeper. Love flows down.

The ground submits to the sky and suffers what comes.
Tell me, is the earth worse for giving in like that?

Do not put blankets over the…

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What the Ice Storm Brings…

What the Ice Storm Brings…

j. ruth kelly, 2014, all rights reserved

Four packed tightly under covers…eight feet gifting each other with warmth, one pair seeking another less warm, giving kind remedy; sharing space tangled up in an attic bedroom with no power but two candles and giggles and then sweet sleep in a hushed daylight filled with ice. Soft snores after a breakfast too big except for nothing else to do in a town coated in winter’s grasp.

j. ruth kelly, 2014, all rights reserved

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What Do You Love?

What Do You Love?

Meet Yourself In The Mirror

Most of us can compile a long list of what/who we love, going on and on including how much we love the feeling of scratching an itch…

but the one love most needful, is also most elusive…

I LOVE this expression and the wisdom rolling from this beautiful person.

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Behind The Headlines…

Behind The Headlines…

j. ruth kelly, 2014, all rights reserved

Behind the headlines, we live our lives; we flesh out the stories no one hears about. Behind the headlines and media streams, screams and body-shaking laughter shape the lines we call the daily grind, routines, dances and chores. And on a plane heading for the continental equivalent of “another country” by comparison to the deep south, I sat in the same row with three beautiful young men, a…

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An Occasional Banquet

"Everyone decides what love is for them. Some of us stop at practicality. Others prefer a little bit of romance.

An Occasional Banquet

"Everyone decides what love is for them. Some of us stop at practicality. Others prefer a little bit of romance.


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