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-Licensed Massage Therapist

-Reiki Master Level Practitioner

-Certified Consulting Hypnotist

-Certified Aromatherapy Practitioner and Essential Oil Specialist

-Trained in Cranial Relaxation Technique

-Educator (Master of Arts, Teaching, Instructional and Curriculum Leadership)

-Writer and Editor (Bachelor of Arts, English)

oyster

oyster

she will not carelessly discard these moments.             

the statutes and possession.

conversations preserved in

wax. 


—i know the smell of sugar

on your breath—


the simple and complex guarded

for so long, locked away behind 

forged smiles and silver keys shrouded in 

smoke.


it won’t be careless. wrap memories in parchment 

and place them on a high shelf, 

away from the warping eyes of

sunlight.


—away from my desire to care—


the oyster and her hard won

pearl, smeared together 

through tears and 

sand.


years and 

death.


pried open and iridescent when 

day shine 

regresses 

and mother moon 

stretches

holy fingers through the

blackness

to gently cradle

her shell.


—rachel baila

woman

woman

brother

brother