Poetry Friday: Taking Notes in English

Taking Notes in English They said they liked high school fine, and at least no one died while they were there. My insides clenched and I thought of you, Andrew. Dead dead dead, kick the stone all you want but he can’t feel a thing. Cut me open, display my insides to the ceiling, snip … Continue reading Poetry Friday: Taking Notes in English


Poetry Friday: Average Grace

Average Grace Fingers pinch at the tips nerves scream nails scrape across rough wires voice strains on highs and lows muscles stiffen and burn neck aches no one I can see can hear me but my pain brings a circle of ghosts drawn to the history I share through song

Poetry Friday: Writer’s Torrent

Writer’s Torrent Slave to the keyboard, neck arched, wrists aching. Eyes closed, clickety-clack, a new story in the making. Take my heart and soul, twist my words into fire; burn black font up the page, my voracious literary sire. A violent mental tug of war frees the drip-drop patterned thoughts. Sticks and stones may break … Continue reading Poetry Friday: Writer’s Torrent

Everything is Water

Sometimes having depression feels like I have water inside of me, cold heavy water that sloshes around and makes me wonder if I am normal or if I matter or if I care. Those are the moments I stuff the earbuds in and get lost in Sufjan Stevens and Sarah McLachlan and Iron & Wine. … Continue reading Everything is Water

A New Horizon

I didn't mean to fall in love with him, but I did. Things like that happen, I suppose, in this journey of life. Casualties of the heart, perhaps. Have you ever fallen in love with someone who doesn't love you back? I tell myself it's good for me. I tell myself this will help me … Continue reading A New Horizon

Free Love

I'm surfing through my old word documents to find something inspirational that I can post on here, and I realize that I'm totally missing the point of my blog. I have this thing so I can write. It's supposed to be my outlet. Because I'm not working on a book right now, and because I … Continue reading Free Love