Steve McEllistrem

The Devereaux Dilemma

Monthly Archives: September 2019

Giving Up

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When is the right time to give up? When is it okay to stop banging your head against the wall? Well, if you’re literally banging your head against a wall, I’d say you’re allowed to give up pretty much immediately. … Continue reading

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Along the Path

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Which begins at the edge of the parking lot Easing me into wilderness Conveying me from almost prairie Into something like wooded seclusion Where I’m surrounded by oak and ash and maple sunlight dappling the ground Viceroys commingling with grasshoppers … Continue reading

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Shared Sacrifice

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We are all capable of great goodness, and yet we are all complicit in the killing of our neighbors. Everything we do, in some way, harms the world and the people around us. We buy soap, which contains chemicals that … Continue reading

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