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You Can Do This Poetry

You Can Do This

“I don’t think I can do this,” I told my friend Mary.* The two of us were meeting on Zoom to discuss a collaborative project. Before digging into business, we were checking in with each…
Phyllis Cole-Dai
October 26, 2023
Again Poetry


Perhaps like you, I’ve been preoccupied this week with the terrible events in Israel-Gaza. Please accept this new poem as a gesture of shared grief and, yes, despite everything, shared hope. Always hope. Like a…
Phyllis Cole-Dai
October 18, 2023
Legs Poetry


In 1982, for a college trimester, I studied and did “service work” in the newly independent nation of Belize. Looking back, I don’t think the Belizeans much desired or needed my “service,” but the experience…
Phyllis Cole-Dai
August 9, 2023
Prayer Insights


This is a very brief poem that I wrote in anticipation of “Poems, Prayers, & Promises,” our upcoming month-long Deep Dive. (You can still sign up!) What image might you use to describe your own experience…
Phyllis Cole-Dai
August 1, 2023