One Hard Look at..

Believe Me

I wish I could have told you How and when they crossed the line When I became a piece of meat On which they tried to dine But I learned...

The Rope

I can't even begin to tell you how many relationships I have been in where I held on to hope with all my might until it was clear there...

Insomnia

This older poem sums me up in a nutshell: over thinker, dreamer, lover. I love hard but I think way too much about it and it can keep me...

The Feast

#tbt This was probably the 2nd poem I ever wrote in high school. I had this massive crush on a player (playa) who had a couple sisters...

The Year of My Unraveling

One of my favorite articles by Brené Brown is about the "midlife unraveling". She talks about reaching a point in your life (usually...

The Visitor

Grief is dark and powerful and rears its ugly head with no warning. It isn't something to be afraid of, however. I embrace grief as a...

Boot Straps

Found this #minipoem that I wrote years ago. It reminds me of the thing I am struggling with the most: letting go. While I don't...

Paper Doll

#tbt 🎶 I found this song I wrote when I was a teenager (probably 15). It's fun to think back to teenager me (poor, angsty teenager me)...

Spirit Animal

Ever since I was a little girl I have been drawn to herons. If there is one within sight, I will find it. When I do, I immediately feel...

Tinnitus

#tinnitus #vertigo #vestibularmigraine #basilarmigraines #chronicillness #menieresdisease #hearingloss #hardofhearing #originalpoem

In Heaven

True story. 😇 . . . #heaven #kidssaythedarndestthings #kids #parenting #originalpoem #poetsofinstagram #poetsofig #poetryslam...

With You

When you can look me in the eye And tell me you are happy, When you can say a real goodbye Instead of silently walking away, When you can...

Denial

Our secrets are sleeping now Though they speak from your eyes They really won't hurt us These mini, white lies They keep everything...

Underwater

#originalpoem #serenity #survival #singleparent #grief #parenting

All in the Family

What if past pain and trauma Compounds like interest? Does it take another lifetime to expel? They say pain is passed down Through the...

Fibromyalgia

I can't remember a time when there wasn't pain or the ominous threat of pain. Some of my earliest memories are of holding my legs, under...

Vertigo

Until you've experienced it, you have no idea. Vertigo may be just a movie title to you or your worst nightmare. It's unlike being...

Songbird

#lovepoem #solitary #originalpoem #poetsandwriters #poetry #songbird #heartbreak #brokenhearted #poems #winter #lovehard...

The Spiral

I wrote this poem the other day when I was spiraling back into codependency. Trying to hold on to something that doesn't want to be held...