to mend everything broken

because today is trans day of remembrance/resilience:

image: kendrickdaye

_______

in alma, we step into the saloon
pull up chairs while the curious 5 at the bar look on
and allison asks about where to find the tundra swans
since the wings over alma office
is only open thursday – saturday
and today is wednesday
and turns out the saloon is a good surrogate
for a nature center,
the man behind the counter sends us to rick’s lake
_______
i think the circuitous journey
was necessary to get us there
i say about how we drove all the way north
to alma, with bluff-stops and backwater walks and curious questions
for us along the way
to find the great white birds with black beaks
on their way from the arctic to chesapeake bay
in the middle of their 3,100 mile journey
_______
the sky was full of them
judith says
about the tundra swans her friend saw
just across the way from here a week or so ago
and what are the chances
judith and i would run into each other
here at the shady maple wildlife overlook
thirty some miles from the town we live in
alongside the highway
where traffic rolls behind us
and trains in front of us
and just beyond: the white wings and bellies and backs
of tundra swans, the white heads of eagles resting and skyfighting, the whitebellied diving ducks
_______
romanced by the mississippi i report
about how good it feels
to be along kin’s waters
and the howling trains
and the bluffs rising up from the lowlands

_______
two gray cats
meowing on the pink-railinged porch
upon my arrival
_______
the night rustling
of wind through twigs and branches
shocked by how dark it is
between here and the mailbox
and shocked by how long it has been
since i’ve (we’ve) done a night jaunt
which makes me want to sign a statement
about how i will chase down the next meteors
no matter what ungodly hour
they might go glimmering across the sky
_______
unicorn shrinky dinks
on orange cordage
nephew-made
arriving in the belated birthday package
_______
karen in the online poetry class mentions
the japanese practice of mending broken pottery with gold
which i look up and discover:
it’s called kintsugi (golden joinery)
or kintsukuroi (golden repair)
(the art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum)

i want to live a life steeped in that kind of beauty
i want to use it as a metaphor (for maybe right now)
i want to mend everything broken with gold
_______

in memorial of those killed in anti-transgender violence November 2018 – November 2019, say their names:
(content warning: below is a list from the transgender day of remembrance site that includes the names of those whose lives were taken as well as how their lives were taken)

Gabriella Torres

Manaus, Brazil

20-Nov-18

2018

shot

 

Perlita de Guerrero

Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico

22-Nov-18

2018

shot

 

Nahomy Alexandra López Orellana “La Pepita”

Sacacoyo, El Salvador

25-Nov-18

2018

strangled

 

Fábia Ju Dias

Manhuaçu, Brazil

26-Nov-18

2018

beaten

 

Mikaela Africana Sanhes

Salvador, Brazil

26-Nov-18

2018

shot

 

Tydi Dansbury

Baltimore, MD, USA

MD

28-Nov-18

2018

shot

 

Rajni

Gurugram, India

28-Nov-18

2018

shot

 

Duda

Marabá, Brazil

1-Dec-18

2018

shot

 

Karliane Vitoria Rodrigues

Taguatinga Sul, Brazil

4-Dec-18

2018

shot

 

Luisa Fernanda Hernandez

Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico

4-Dec-18

2018

shot

 

Nancy de Monza

Milan, Italy

5-Dec-18

2018

beaten

 

J.C. Pereira de Lima

Itanhaém, Brazil

5-Dec-18

2018

beaten

 

Keanna Mattel, aka Kelly Stough

Detroit, Michigan, USA

MI

7-Dec-18

2018

shot

 

Name Unknown

Villa Nueva, Guatemala

7-Dec-18

2018

not reported

 

Jéssica Dimy

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

7-Dec-18

2018

burned

 

Victória Landeiro

Rondonopolis, Brazil

9-Dec-18

2018

shot

 

Scarlety Mastroianyy

Londrina, Brazil

10-Dec-18

2018

stabbed

 

Manuel Luna

Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico

11-Dec-18

2018

not reported

 

Name Unknown

São Vicente, Brazil

11-Dec-18

2018

asphyxiation

 

Name Unknown

Parnamirim, Brazil

12-Dec-18

2018

beaten

 

Name Unknown

Klang, Malaysia

12-Dec-18

2018

beaten

 

Gabi Blak

Brasilandia, Brazil

12-Dec-18

2018

strangled

 

Scarlett Cedeño

Cali, Colombia

14-Dec-18

2018

not reported

 

Marilin

Buenos Aires, Argentina

16-Dec-18

2018

run-over by car

 

Valquiria

Imperatriz, Brazil

17-Dec-18

2018

stabbed

 

Litzy Hurtado

El Alto, Bolivia

17-Dec-18

2018

stabbed

 

Name Unknown

Guerrero, Abasolo, Mexico

19-Dec-18

2018

shot

 

Márcia Rodrigues Pereira

Camapuã, Brazil

20-Dec-18

2018

strangled

 

Gaby

Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

23-Dec-18

2018

stoned

 

Jéssica Bracamonte

Veron, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

25-Dec-18

2018

stabbed

 

Denisse Hernández Rivero

Tixtla, Guerrero, Mexico

26-Dec-18

2018

stabbed

 

Nicolly Banks

Uberlândia, Brazil

28-Dec-18

2018

shot

 

Valentina Herrera Guzman

Cali, Colombia

28-Dec-18

2018

not reported

 

Melissa Brunely

Linhares, Brazil

28-Dec-18

2018

run-over by car

 

Rogéria Paiva

Maracanau, Brazil

29-Dec-18

2018

shot

 

Sabrina Santos Vidal

Taperoá, Brazil

31-Dec-18

2018

stabbed

 

Devora Montolio

Maimón, Dominican Republic

1-Jan-19

2019

stabbed

 

Mikinho Lima dos Santos

Lajeado, Brazil

1-Jan-19

2019

shot

 

Name Unknown

Klang, Malaysia

1-Jan-19

2019

other

 

Name Unknown

Gravataí, Brazil

1-Jan-19

2019

other

 

Laura Muñoz Arcila

Cali, Colombia

1-Jan-19

2019

stabbed

 

Name Unknown

Quintana Roo, Mexico

4-Jan-19

2019

shot

 

Dana Martin

Montgomery, Alabama, USA

AL

6-Jan-19

2019

shot to the head

 

Carla Girón Lodoño

Tulua, Colombia

6-Jan-19

2019

shot

 

Hande Seker

Anatolia, Turkey

9-Jan-19

2019

shot

 

Amy Griffiths

Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

14-Jan-19

2019

not reported

 

Name Unknown

Tamaulipas, Reynosa, Mexico

14-Jan-19

2019

asphyxiation

 

Alka

Tatapani, India

16-Jan-19

2019

tortured

 

Sussy Montalván

Copiapó, Chile

17-Jan-19

2019

strangled

 

Sheilla Prado

Tubarão, Brazil

20-Jan-19

2019

other

 

Quelly da Silva “Jeninha”

Campinas, Brazil

21-Jan-19

2019

stabbed

 

Yara Serena Camargo

Recife, Brazil

22-Jan-19

2019

stabbed

 

Nashley Delgado Segovia

Aldama, Mexico

23-Jan-19

2019

shot

 

Jésica Benevidez “Nicky”

Parana, Argentina

24-Jan-19

2019

not reported

 

Name Unknown

Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

24-Jan-19

2019

not reported

 

  1. da Silva dos Santos

Camaçari, Brazil

25-Jan-19

2019

shot

 

Aysla Souza

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

25-Jan-19

2019

beaten

 

Pamela Sandoval Ramírez

Chimalhuacán, Mexico

27-Jan-19

2019

not reported

 

Mirna Antonella Di Marzo

Salta, Argentina

28-Jan-19

2019

beaten

 

Jehangir

Jatta Ismail Khel, Pakistan

29-Jan-19

2019

shot

 

Ana Paula da Costa Ribeiro

Tramandaí, Brazil

30-Jan-19

2019

stabbed

 

Ellie Marie Washtock

World Golf Village, Florida, USA

FL

31-Jan-19

2019

shot

 

Name Unknown

Kohat, Pakistan

1-Feb-19

2019

other

 

La Joha González Leal

Maracaibo, Venezuela

2-Feb-19

2019

beaten

 

Camila Diaz Córdova “Aurora”

San Salvador, El Salvador

3-Feb-19

2019

beaten

 

Laly Heredia Escobar “Sonia Laly”

La Matanza, Argentina

3-Feb-19

2019

shot

 

Mellyssa Rodrigues dos Santos

Piracicaba, Brazil

4-Feb-19

2019

beaten

 

Miriam Rivera

Hermosillo. Sonora, Mexico

5-Feb-19

2019

strangled

 

Daniele Azevedo

Manaus, Brazil

8-Feb-19

2019

not reported

 

Fabi Cortes Morales

Las Chopas, Veracruz, Mexico

8-Feb-19

2019

shot

 

Lolita

Sonsonate, El Salvador

8-Feb-19

2019

stabbed

 

Miúda

Niterói, Brazil

11-Feb-19

2019

shot

 

Kayla Alves

Nova Ipixuna, Brazil

11-Feb-19

2019

stabbed

 

Meg Duran

São Paulo, Brazil

15-Feb-19

2019

shot

 

Samira Morena

Sorocaba, Brazil

16-Feb-19

2019

stabbed

 

Rajathi

Thoothukudi, India

18-Feb-19

2019

dismembered

 

Nathyelly Cruz

Uruaçu, Brazil

21-Feb-19

2019

stabbed

 

  1. Barbosa de Aquino

Palmas, Brazil

21-Feb-19

2019

stabbed

 

Minerva Rubio

Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico

21-Feb-19

2019

shot

 

Verito

Quito, Ecuador

22-Feb-19

2019

stabbed

 

Mirlla Vasques Arcanjo

Manaus, Brazil

23-Feb-19

2019

stoned

 

Name Unknown

Castellón de la Plana, Spain

24-Feb-19

2019

asphyxiation

 

Aghata

Manaus, Brazil

25-Feb-19

2019

other

 

Ana de Lima

Pacatuba, Brazil

26-Feb-19

2019

shot

 

Name Unknown

Guaiúba, Brazil

26-Feb-19

2019

shot

 

Sayonara

Carapicuiba, Brazil

27-Feb-19

2019

dismembered

 

Pamela Arenceli

La Matanza, Buenos Aires, Argentina

28-Feb-19

2019

shot

 

Maxim Brizuela

La Matanza, Buenos Aires, Argentina

28-Feb-19

2019

shot

 

Laura Gentle Argueta

Rotan, Isla De La Bahia, Honduras

2-Mar-19

2019

stabbed

 

Brigitte Galván

Yucatán, Mexico

3-Mar-19

2019

other

 

Maylla dos Santos

Coari, Brazil

4-Mar-19

2019

strangled

 

Pamela

Santa Luzia do Pará, Brazil

5-Mar-19

2019

shot

 

Maria Paula Murillo Reyes

Costa Rica, Costa Rica

5-Mar-19

2019

not reported

 

La Mariposa

Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico

6-Mar-19

2019

strangled

 

Flavia Santana

Anapolis, Brazil

8-Mar-19

2019

strangled

 

Perla

São Paulo, Brazil

8-Mar-19

2019

shot

 

Renata Spencer

Tepeji Del Rio, Hidalgo, Mexico

9-Mar-19

2019

stoned

 

Name Unknown

Jiutepec, Morelos, Mexico

10-Mar-19

2019

stabbed

 

Nazab Abid Shaikh Date of death:

Maharashtra, India

11-Mar-19

2019

throat cut

 

Junu

Kathmandu, Nepal

11-Mar-19

2019

beaten

 

Pollita Ruiz

Jiutepec, Oaxaca, Mexico

13-Mar-19

2019

shot

 

Name Unknown

Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

13-Mar-19

2019

not reported

 

Name Unknown

Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

13-Mar-19

2019

not reported

 

Zaira Betancur

Bogotá, Colombia

14-Mar-19

2019

throat cut

 

Caio Dantas Monteiro

Angra dos Reis, Brazil

16-Mar-19

2019

stabbed

 

 

Alcaldia Gustavo A. Madero,

Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico

16-Mar-19

2019

stabbed

 

Mara da Silva

Mossoro, Brazil

17-Mar-19

2019

shot

 

Alessandra

Buritis, Brazil

17-Mar-19

2019

shot

 

Name Unknown

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

17-Mar-19

2019

stabbed

 

B.J.P.

Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico

20-Mar-19

2019

asphyxiation

 

Lara

Belém, Brazil

23-Mar-19

2019

beaten

 

Name Unknown

Manaus, Brazil

23-Mar-19

2019

stoned

 

Fabricia de Moura Lima

Goiânia, Brazil

24-Mar-19

2019

shot

 

  1. Adalí Hernández Rápalo

Villanueva, Honduras

24-Mar-19

2019

not reported

 

Jazzaline Ware

Memphis, Alabama, USA

AL

25-Mar-19

2019

not reported

 

Celaya Méndey Yelada

Aguadulce, Veracruz, Mexico

25-Mar-19

2019

not reported

 

Amma Hajjani

Sindh, Pakistan

26-Mar-19

2019

beaten

 

Marisol Montenegro

Puerto Montt, Chile

27-Mar-19

2019

strangled

 

Ashanti Carmon

Fairmount Heights, Maryland, USA

MD

30-Mar-19

2019

shot

 

Paty Santos

Manaus, Brazil

30-Mar-19

2019

strangled

 

Patricia Rafaela dos Santos Camargo

Maringá, Brazil

30-Mar-19

2019

run-over by car

 

Claudia Vera

Independencia, Lima, Peru

30-Mar-19

2019

shot

 

Crysllaine Guedes da Silva

Juazeiro do Norte, Brazil

1-Apr-19

2019

stabbed

 

Eduarda Albuquerque

Angra dos Reis, Brazil

3-Apr-19

2019

beaten

 

Barbara

Itabuna, Brazil

5-Apr-19

2019

shot

 

Name Unknown

Jacareí, Brazil

5-Apr-19

2019

stabbed

 

Shalu

Kozhikode, India

5-Apr-19

2019

strangled

 

Sandrielly Vasconcelos

Boa Vista, Brazil

6-Apr-19

2019

stabbed

 

Name Unknown

Franca, Brazil

7-Apr-19

2019

stabbed

 

Kasandra Solórzano Romero

Huila, Colombia

8-Apr-19

2019

asphyxiation

 

Brenda Plaza Vallejos

Valaparaiso, Chile

8-Apr-19

2019

stabbed

 

Marqueza

Campo Grande, Brazil

9-Apr-19

2019

shot

 

Malaj Islas

Puerto De Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico

10-Apr-19

2019

stabbed

 

Juju

Sapezal, Brazil

12-Apr-19

2019

stabbed

 

Ainee Khan

Sindh, Pakistan

13-Apr-19

2019

stabbed

 

Sabrina

João Pessoa, Brazil

13-Apr-19

2019

shot

 

Claire Legato

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

OH

15-Apr-19

2019

shot

 

Kenia Hilton

Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico

15-Apr-19

2019

other

 

Nina Surgutskaya

Kursk, Russia

15-Apr-19

2019

strangled

 

Tamara

Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico

17-Apr-19

2019

not reported

 

Becky

Minatitlan, Veracruz, Mexico

19-Apr-19

2019

shot

dos Santos da Rosa

Paraná, Brazil

19-Apr-19

2019

stabbed

 

Jessica Gómez Rúa (Pajarita)

Bucaramanga, Colombia

21-Apr-19

2019

stabbed

 

Natalia Delgado Rubio

Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico

21-Apr-19

2019

dismembered

 

Haji Noori

Jhansi, India

21-Apr-19

2019

beaten

 

Name Unknown

Fortaleza, Brazil

22-Apr-19

2019

not reported

 

Rica Reyes

Cebu, Philippines

23-Apr-19

2019

beaten

 

Rayssa dos Santos

Caucaia, Brazil

23-Apr-19

2019

shot

 

Catalina Casquete Holguín, Cata

Ciudad Cuenca, Provincia Guayas, Ecuador

25-Apr-19

2019

run-over by car

 

Name Unknown

Salamanaca, Guanajuato, Mexico

27-Apr-19

2019

shot

 

Yaritza Angélica Millones López

Buenos Aires, Argentina

28-Apr-19

2019

asphyxiation

 

Jasmynne Fontile de Brito

Guarapes, Brazil

30-Apr-19

2019

shot

 

El Choco

Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico

2-May-19

2019

shot

 

Name Unknown

Grajau, Brazil

2-May-19

2019

stabbed

 

Melissa

Bacabal, Brazil

4-May-19

2019

tortured

 

Larissa Rodrigues da Silva

São Paulo, Brazil

4-May-19

2019

beaten

 

Heart Pontanes

Malabon, Philippines

6-May-19

2019

stabbed

 

  1. Dantas da Silva

Guariba, Brazil

6-May-19

2019

stabbed

 

Yara Souza

São Paulo, Brazil

10-May-19

2019

strangled

 

Luana

Maranhao, Brazil

11-May-19

2019

shot

 

Name Unknown

Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil

11-May-19

2019

asphyxiation

 

Talia Silveira Pacheco Santos

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

12-May-19

2019

stabbed

 

Gökçe Naz Saygi

Antalya, Turkey

13-May-19

2019

stabbed

 

Natalia

Mexico City, Mexico

13-May-19

2019

beaten

 

Dulce

Alcaldia Benito Juarez, Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico

14-May-19

2019

not reported

 

Bibiu

Fortaleza, Brazil

15-May-19

2019

shot

 

  1. A. Silva Costa yuyt

Mineiros, Brazil

16-May-19

2019

shot

 

Alana Ferreira

São Paulo, Brazil

16-May-19

2019

beaten

 

Muhlaysia Booker

Dallas, Texas, USA

TX

18-May-19

2019

shot

 

Angela Paola Fajardo

Mixco, Guatemala

18-May-19

2019

stabbed

 

Michelle ‘Tamika’ Washington

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

PA

19-May-19

2019

shot

 

Thaylla Rodrigues de Moura

Campo Grande, Brazil

19-May-19

2019

stabbed

 

Jesusa

Fortin De Las Flores, Veracruz, Mexico

20-May-19

2019

dismembered

 

Reva Desai

Mumbai, India

21-May-19

2019

stabbed

 

Paris Cameron

Detroit, Michigan, USA

MI

25-May-19

2019

shot

 

Britany

Misantla, Veracruz, Mexico

26-May-19

2019

shot

 

Name Unknown

Old Hyderabda City, India

26-May-19

2019

beaten

 

Gala Estefanía Perea

San Isidro de Lules, Tucumán, Argentina

26-May-19

2019

strangled

 

Elaynne Marques

Lucas do Rio Verde, Brazil

27-May-19

2019

shot

 

  1. Adelso Rodriguez Alonzo

Usumatlán, Zacapa , Guatemala

28-May-19

2019

shot

 

Jahy Bianchini

Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Espírito Santo , Brazil

30-May-19

2019

shot

 

leleco

Lucena, Brazil

30-May-19

2019

beaten

 

Rosinha do Beco

Morro do Chapéu, Brazil

30-May-19

2019

beaten

 

Rose

Jaboatão dos Guararapes, Brazil

31-May-19

2019

shot

 

Johana Medina León (“Joa”)

El Paso, Texas, USA

TX

1-Jun-19

2019

other

 

Chynal Lindsey

Dallas, Texas, USA

TX

1-Jun-19

2019

asphyxiation

 

Fabiola

Quimistan, Santa Barbara, Honduras

2-Jun-19

2019

not reported

 

Name Unknown

Barranquilla, Colombia

3-Jun-19

2019

stabbed

 

Miranda Pilar Ruiz

El Empalme, Ecuador

3-Jun-19

2019

shot

 

Mayte Castro Anay

El Empalme, Ecuador

3-Jun-19

2019

shot

 

Cecelia Cranko

South Orange, New Jersey, USA

NJ

5-Jun-19

2019

burned

 

Chanel Scurlock

Lumberton, California, USA

CA

6-Jun-19

2019

shot

 

Layleen Cubilette Polanco Xtravaganza

Rikers Island, New York , USA

NY

7-Jun-19

2019

other

 

Shakira (La Moy)

Choloma, Cortés, Honduras

8-Jun-19

2019

stoned

 

Pamela

Maringá, Brazil

10-Jun-19

2019

shot

 

Alex Milkovich

Nytva, Russia

10-Jun-19

2019

not reported

 

Name Unknown

Queretaro, Mexico

11-Jun-19

2019

beaten

 

Zoe Spears

Fairmonut Heights, Maryland, USA

MA

13-Jun-19

2019

shot

 

Name Unknown

Municipio Coatzintla, Veracruz, Mexico

14-Jun-19

2019

beaten

 

Nahara

Fortaleza, Brazil

16-Jun-19

2019

shot

 

Maycon Clebes dos Reis

Coromandel, Brazil

16-Jun-19

2019

stabbed

 

Dafne Yilmaz

Afyonkarahisar, Turkey

16-Jun-19

2019

stabbed

 

Pollyane Weneck

Coromandel, Brazil

16-Jun-19

2019

stabbed

 

Lohane (Jasmine)

Palmares, Brazil

17-Jun-19

2019

stabbed

 

Monica Devain

Jiutepec, Morelos, Mexico

18-Jun-19

2019

stabbed

 

Doris Hernandez

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

21-Jun-19

2019

not reported

 

Brooklyn Lindsey

Kansas City, MO, USA

MO

25-Jun-19

2019

shot

 

J.P. Moreno

Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico

25-Jun-19

2019

shot

 

Name Unknown

Multan, Pakistan

28-Jun-19

2019

tortured

 

Name Unknown

Multan, Pakistan

28-Jun-19

2019

tortured

 

Maya

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Pakistan

1-Jul-19

2019

shot

 

Jessica

Araguaina, Brazil

2-Jul-19

2019

shot

 

Antonia Laínez Larios

El Negrito, Yoro, Honduras, Honduras

3-Jul-19

2019

shot

 

Santi

Puerto Cortés, Honduras, Honduras

6-Jul-19

2019

shot

 

Shakira Fernandez de la Hoz

Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia

7-Jul-19

2019

stabbed

 

Bessy Michelle Ferrera

Comayaguela, Honduras

8-Jul-19

2019

shot

 

Carly

Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico

10-Jul-19

2019

stabbed

 

Name Unknown

San Luis, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

10-Jul-19

2019

shot

 

Name Unknown

San Luis, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

10-Jul-19

2019

shot

 

Name Unknown

Alcaldia Xochimilo, Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico

12-Jul-19

2019

not reported

 

Lucia Barrera

Parana, Entre Rios, Argentina

14-Jul-19

2019

stabbed

 

Angie Digiacomo

Buenos Aires, Argentina

17-Jul-19

2019

other

 

  1. Medina

Salta, Argentina

18-Jul-19

2019

asphyxiation

 

Denali Berries Stuckey

North Charleston, North Carolina, USA

NC

20-Jul-19

2019

shot

 

Tracy Single

Houston, Texas, USA

TX

20-Jul-19

2019

stabbed

 

Name Unknown

Nagrakata, India

24-Jul-19

2019

beaten

 

Sandy

Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico

24-Jul-19

2019

shot

 

Bubba Walker

Charlotte, United States of America

27-Jul-19

2019

burned

 

Muskan

Multan, Pakistan

27-Jul-19

2019

tortured

 

Nadia

Multan, Pakistan

27-Jul-19

2019

tortured

 

Marquis “Kiki” Fantroy

Miami, Florida, USA

FL

31-Jul-19

2019

shot

 

Jordan Cofer

Dayton, Ohio, USA

OH

4-Aug-19

2019

shot

 

Pebbles LaDime “Dime” Doe

Allendale County, South Carolina, USA

SC

4-Aug-19

2019

shot

 

Rosalinda Pérez Berigüete

San Juan Maguana, Dominican Republic

4-Aug-19

2019

stabbed

 

Gabriele Oliveira

Belo Jardim, Brazil

5-Aug-19

2019

shot

 

Karla Fernanda Silva

La Maná, Cotopaxi, Ecuador

5-Aug-19

2019

other

 

Name Unknown

Tecoman, Colima, Mexico

6-Aug-19

2019

shot

 

  1. A. Cermeño Medina

Caracas, Venezuela

7-Aug-19

2019

shot

 

Angi García “La Gata”

Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas, Ecuador

7-Aug-19

2019

strangled

 

Alondra García

Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

8-Aug-19

2019

stabbed

 

Aylin Hernández Gómez

San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico

11-Aug-19

2019

strangled

 

  1. Félix de Oliveira

Maracanaú, Brazil

11-Aug-19

2019

stoned

 

Sara Miranda de Souza

Frutal, Brazil

12-Aug-19

2019

stabbed

 

Abril Navarro Salazar

Alvaro Obregon, Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico

15-Aug-19

2019

stabbed

 

Nathacha Ruby Flores

Quito, Ecuador

19-Aug-19

2019

not reported

 

Name Unknown

Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

19-Aug-19

2019

not reported

 

Aline da Silva

Arcoverde, Brazil

20-Aug-19

2019

stabbed

 

Kate Maikelly de Jesus Barbosa

Teixeira de Freitas, Brazil

21-Aug-19

2019

not reported

 

Ashley

Huajuapan De Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico

22-Aug-19

2019

not reported

 

Daniela Martinez

Cicuco, Colombia

22-Aug-19

2019

beaten

 

Name Unknown

Iztapalapa, Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico

24-Aug-19

2019

not reported

 

Name Unknown

Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico

24-Aug-19

2019

shot

 

Hani

Mansehra, Pakistan

26-Aug-19

2019

shot

 

Roberta “Xirrara” Rodrigues

Inhumas, Brazil

30-Aug-19

2019

shot

 

Sana Khan

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

30-Aug-19

2019

stabbed

 

Brigitte Escalona Escobar

Caracas, Venezuela

31-Aug-19

2019

asphyxiation

 

Name Unknown

Santiago, Chile

31-Aug-19

2019

stabbed

 

Bailey Reeves

Baltimore, Marylnd, USA

MD

2-Sep-19

2019

shot

 

Name Unknown

Ziguatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico

3-Sep-19

2019

shot

 

Andra Mora López

Tequendama, Colombia

3-Sep-19

2019

run-over by car

 

Bee Love Slater

Clewiston, Florida, USA

FL

4-Sep-19

2019

burned

 

Victoria Santos Falcão

juina, Brazil

5-Sep-19

2019

shot

 

Yuri Gabriel Castro Farias

Fortaleza, Brazil

6-Sep-19

2019

shot

 

Name Unknown

Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

7-Sep-19

2019

not reported

 

Name Unknown

Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

7-Sep-19

2019

not reported

 

Ana Paula

Jiutepec, Morelos, Mexico

7-Sep-19

2019

beaten

 

Carolinne Dias

Santa Maria, Brazil

7-Sep-19

2019

shot

 

Nemer da Silva Rodrigues

Santa Maria, Brazil

7-Sep-19

2019

stabbed

 

Name Unknown

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

10-Sep-19

2019

not reported

 

Name Unknown

Cartagena, Colombia

10-Sep-19

2019

not reported The victim’s body was found in a state of decomposition near a drainage channel.

Ja’leyah Jamar

Kansas City, Kansas, USA

KS

13-Sep-19

2019

shot

 

Shokir Shavkatov

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

13-Sep-19

2019

dismembered

 

Luana Piovani

Senador Elói de Souza, Brazil

15-Sep-19

2019

stoned

 

Bruna Torres

São Carlos, Brazil

15-Sep-19

2019

other

 

Elisha Chanel Stanley

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

PA

16-Sep-19

2019

not reported

 

Reena

Baiyapur, India

16-Sep-19

2019

not reported

 

Jessa Remiendo

Bolinao, Philippines

17-Sep-19

2019

stabbed

 

Name Unknown

Dushanbe, Tajikistan

17-Sep-19

2019

stabbed

 

Emmanuelle Agostinho da Silva Barros “Manu”

Santo André, Brazil

19-Sep-19

2019

stabbed

 

Leandro Parra Hermosilla

Coyhaqye, Aysen, Chile

19-Sep-19

2019

stabbed

 

Itali Marlowe

Houston, Texas, USA

TX

20-Sep-19

2019

shot

 

Médely Razard

Itaquaquecetuba, Brazil

20-Sep-19

2019

strangled

 

Bruna Surfistinha de Freitas

Chorozinho, Brazil

20-Sep-19

2019

shot

 

Paloma Barreto

Avilés, Spain

21-Sep-19

2019

stabbed

 

Mhelody Polan Bruno

Wagga Wagga, New South Wales , Australia

21-Sep-19

2019

not reported

 

Itzayana López Hernández

Alcaldia Alvaro Obregon, Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico

22-Sep-19

2019

asphyxiation

 

Yoselin Martín Velasco

Ciudad Modelo, Valle Del Cauca, Colombia

28-Sep-19

2019

shot

 

Name Unknown

Registro, Brazil

28-Sep-19

2019

stabbed

 

Chhaya

Durg, India

29-Sep-19

2019

not reported

 

Júnia Franco

Uberlândia, Brazil

29-Sep-19

2019

stabbed

 

Brianna “BB” Hill

Kansas City, Missouri

MO

14-Oct-19

2019

Shot to death

 

the magic of being water

the hong kongians teach us
the magic of “being water”
juniper writes, sending a link to this article

_______

black crumbs against sky,
chittering and cooing in branches
calling me out to the four mile loop
on this gray-on-gray day
_______

the ducks in the coop that squawk
when a car drives by,
but not when a human crunches quietly
footstep by footstep past
on the melty snow
_______

deer prints
squirrel prints
cat prints
frankie prints
pressed into the beige of gravel road
coming up through the white of snow –
remembering how at sandhill
on an emory hangout day if it snowed
we’d go out and walk
to see what prints we could find
_______

flooring guy
with his radio and all his stuff
in the hallway
too much noise to do anything,
i step out the front door
_______

the season’s final garden tomato
golden adn small and bursting
with juice and seed
sliced open on the cutting block
and consumed with zest,
the color and flavor of summer
carrying itself all the way over
into these early winter weeks
_______
fog so thick, visibility reduced to a fraction
of its usual self
i drive fifteen, maybe twenty miles an hour

the being alone together

how in some weird way
the flooring guy working in the back bathroom
and me working on the poems classwork in the office at the pink desk
is like the being alone together
that juniper and i do
except that he curses more
and listens to music louder
________
me and the instructor’s twelve year old
laughing on our mats
while doing the floppy fish wrist stretch/massage
to each other
in the dim studio light
_______

i never use the word ‘crazy’ i say to ann
just before we dig into the
apple slices and cheese and peanut butter snack

between here and a pastry case

walking through a morning
whose sky and air is made entirely of gray
winter boots on brownwet sidewalk
the settledness/stillness of 50 minutes in silence with others
in my bones
i play the yes/no house game
(saying yes to houses i like and no to houses that are ugly)
in the ten or so blocks between here and a pastry case
and only say yes to two houses,
mostly, vinyl siding is to blame for the nos
_______

juncos on the slight-snowed ground
titmice converging on the plastic bottle sunflower-seed-filled feeder
woodpeckers in all their black and white and a little red
swooping into and away from
the slowly diminishing suet block
_______
i don’t know if they told you
but you’ll also be playing the drums tonight

i joke w/ jaquira diaz as i gesture to the stage-y space
where, behind the mics and chairs/table set up for her reading
from ordinary girls
is a sparkling blue drum kit
_______
that night we almost died lisa and i laugh
(that night which is tonight)
moving through all the fog
when the headlights went out
completely
so dark we couldn’t even find the hazards
_______
fog soup so thick
rendering the familiar into the unrecognizable
a home road looking like a road i’ve never traveled before
not sure i’ll see my left turn when it arrives
not even the cell tower red night blinky light
pierces through

the dead poets and me

down to the cute! panda-with-glasses shirt
and gray leggings,
i jab-cross combo,
i burpee,
i skater and i upper-cut
i mountain climb and one-eighty
i swing kick and knee crunch
while jillian says
through clenched teeth
do. not. quit on me.
_______

not a creek
but enough water moving
to make that soothing moving-water sound –
clear and cool through tall green grass,
green despite all the frosts and freezes and snows
this is the only place we pause
on the long gravel loop
_______

the glove still velcroed to the street sign,
the corn leaves dried down from gold to almost silver
leaves scratching each other,
the yellow brown gravel against robin’s egg sky against snow
the golden white reba fur swirled on black gloves
the breath  moving in us as we talkwalk uphill
_______

a shame, we agree, to spend any of the day inside
while the sun, cloud-muted as ki is,
works ki’s melt-magic
to the tune of drip drip drip drip drip
_______
cotton ball sodden with witch hazel
with which i tend to lisi cat’s weeping
(and stinking) ear
_______

the dead poets and me,
me wrapped in flannel purple,
and them in their skinny ties –
yawping and wooing and giving the
desktop salute

from ground to sky to ground

how many professors can say
that their day began
with students serving tea and squash pancakes
at their 8:30am class
as morning light
spilled in the windows
while the students
moved their pens
across their pages
after reading lucille clifton’s blessing the boats
(which can’t just be mentioned – it must be offered):

blessing the boats

                                    (at St. Mary’s)

may the tide
that is entering even now
the lip of our understanding
carry you out
beyond the face of fear
may you kiss
the wind then turn from it
certain that it will
love your back     may you
open your eyes to water
water waving forever
and may you in your innocence
sail through this to that

______

our pet robert says
of the wooly bear
left to roam the house
starting with the milkweed pod
_______

turbulent days i say
but i’ve been feeling grounded
yesterday and today which means
the next wave should hit right about…
this afternoon
i joke/not joke

at the student faculty meeting check-in
while the radiator pipes clank
and blue sky shows kinself
out the tall classroom windows
_______

pink tiger stripes stretched across
powder-blue sky spilled with talcum clouds,
winter’s white on the ground
_______

liana and i
reflecting on the i’m too old for this shit sentiment
that surfaces when we are out in such tiny worn boats
paddling and paddling
gargantuan and thunderous waves

_______

800 years i exclaim to honna
about how long it has been
and she tells me about the ginormous ferris wheel
she and mel have a date to circle
from ground to sky to ground on tonight
_______

shiz reminding me of the outgoing squirrel ship voicemail
that took 800 takes to make right
and involved that one low note on the fucked up piano
that made us laugh so hard

_______

gina rolls the skypegories W
so our musical instruments come out sounding
like this: wumpet, wench horn, wombone, warp

 

 

 

sending words and breath out

smell of peanut butter
on my fingers
my coat collar
how it goes with me
to town
to a meeting
to the tabletop with the nag champa burning
where the sun spills in
and we move our pens across paper
at the table formerly  known as lisa henner’s
_______
kitchen dance parties
(alone or with others)
to good/bad top 40s music
is one way to facilitate
emerging/re-emergence
so is hot pink
so is distance and perspective
_______

a name for a place
that maybe now
is just a name for that dream
just like a song or a book
has a title
_______

the way the cow’s fat
white like candle wax
rises to the surface of the broth in the freezer
for a spoiled gray cat
waiting on the heat vent
and meowing up to me
_______

once again, queers, showing the world
how to do some things right and well
with this  divorce party (and vows)
in montana
_______
how we stand
nearly shoulder to shoulder in a circle
our round mouths
sending words and breath out
to fill the space in the middle
with sound
_______
moon shining up at me
from the dirty dishwater
in the pot in the sink