The Goodnight Epistle

September 21, 2018

A Note on Discretion

“Don’t tell nobody.” She whispered it in your ear.

Not everything whispered is a secret.  Some things are kept discrete because they are precious, volatile or get stronger only when they are left in darkness.  Some things can only be used when they a...

September 10, 2018

Reply #3

I ‘aint got time for this.

September 4, 2018

Letter # 5

Hello Mercy:

Trust, like most things can be restored.

To be salvaged you don’t have to do anything but be still. 

Just be still, Mercy.

We are.  We are waiting for you.  I know you don’t need me.  But we need you.

Be still.


Good Night

August 27, 2018

Reply #2

"Don’t pay them any attention." 

"I'm ignoring you." 

This is a reflex; these are my reflexes.  This is a defensive response taught to me from an early age.

 “Don’t pay them any attention.” Said my Mother, Grandmother, Aunties (all of them), Great Aunties and...

August 13, 2018

Dweller of Heaven,

I have received your letters. 3 of them-taped to my tea kettle 3 mornings in a row. 

First: How are you getting into my apartment? 

Second: Why are you writing to me?

If you are a neighbor (you must be or security would keep you OUT of my building) this...

August 6, 2018

Good Day Mourning Dove,

Good grief to you.  I saw you cry yourself to sleep.  And then you dreamed of a certain darkness.  Don’t fear the dark, morning comes in her time. 

I love you,

Good Night

P.S. I noticed you just about cried your eyes out.  If that eve...

July 30, 2018

Good Morning All Night Singer,

If you’ve been thinking you are all alone (as the song you sing suggests) let me tell you this:


Just look up.

Yours Always,

Good Night

July 23, 2018

Dear Ms. Nightingale,

I heard you singing all night long. Why are you not asleep?

Good Night, Already

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