Category: Poems

Nothing/Everything

I am nothing. Don’t you dare tell me that I am capable of anything I put my mind to. I am a failure and can’t do anything right. I won’t believe you when you tell me that I am unique and special. I am…

The Portal at the Other Side of the World – A Poem

It’s the face cage that does it. I dread the cage, feeling trapped. I am not afraid until then, until it clicks into place and my view of the world is broken up by thin white lines. I’m told not to move, not to…

Elastic Bands, Band-Aids, Words and Song – A Poem

Every day is the same: I work on holding myself together. I wrap my body in found things: elastic bands, string, a pleasing melody, Band-Aids, a well written line of text, the occasional staple. These have built up over time, to form a cocoon…

Joy In Our Pain – A Poem

  *Dedicated to our guide through Santiago de Cuba. An everyday angel.   We sat in a restaurant that was nestled in the clouds. I could see a couple dancing, moving as if the very air was filled with music. There were apartments and…

The Wild Sea Within – A Poem

I often feel as if my body contains a storm at sea. It rages inside of me, trying to tear me limb from limb. I can feel my skin being pulled taunt and I am desperately trying to hold it together. Sometimes, all I…

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