Category: Poems

Lessons My Father Taught Me/What I Taught Myself – A Poem

My father taught me to read a person’s body language, so that I could recognize when a punch was coming. I taught myself to read what a person’s body was saying, so that I could offer them comfort even if they didn’t say a… Continue Reading “Lessons My Father Taught Me/What I Taught Myself – A Poem”

Overstood – A Poem

I thought I understood but it appears that I overstood the assignment. In trying to figure out who I am and what I thought I was, I’ve been listening to what my mind wants when I should have been listening to my heart. My… Continue Reading “Overstood – A Poem”

Words of My Own – A Poem

I’m looking at the water within me. It is a storm that wants to overtake me, pummel away at the foundations that I have built, the balance, the stability. I have a fleeting moment where I want to give in, let the water overtake… Continue Reading “Words of My Own – A Poem”

Times Mirror – A Poem

I have had a hard time loving myself. The mirror only shows me what I don’t want to look at but I’ve realized over time that I’m hearing the thoughts of other people. A previous boyfriend: “You’d be more attractive if you lost twenty… Continue Reading “Times Mirror – A Poem”

Mercurial Shadows – A Poem

* To my Beautiful Husband. When I think back on nine years of living with the unseen foe that lives within, I find myself going back through the memories that I   have inside of myself. I flick through them as if they are… Continue Reading “Mercurial Shadows – A Poem”

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