You Were Rome

NOTE: I'll be publishing my poetry on here. You can find it first at @allilshoemaker on Instagram. Thanks for reading.    You Were Rome// for Zach (1995-2013)⁣ 4.09.19 Alli Shoemaker ⁣ I decided not to go to Rome⁣ because you were dying⁣ ⁣ But I discovered after all⁣ that the cathedrals lived in you⁣ Between …

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Maybe The Fairy Tales Are True

In true All Souls' Day fashion, it's a dreary, gray and cold day in Minnesota. As I was reflecting in prayer today, it all came rushing back: the tosses, turns and violent stumbles of my brother Zach's death; the quiet whispers packed with desperate, last-minute love. But it's days like All Souls' Day when this …

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