All day I let the house be filled with voices on the news. This morning, my body forgives me for this extra layer of violence. This morning, I leave the house with a book of half-read poems, hold it beside me, my worry stone. Photo credit: Jim Korpi. .
About Becca J.R. Lachman
Becca J.R. Lachman is a writer, public library communications officer, and recovering former adjunct professor in SE Ohio. Editor of the anthology A Ritual to Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford (Woodley Press), she's also the author of two poetry collections. Other Acreage (Gold Wake Press) elegizes her family’s 1840s farm, and--mostly inspired by her parents’ time in Liberia as Mennonite humanitarian workers--The Apple Speaks (Cascadia Publishing House) focuses on the family members of international peace workers.