Tag: self-love

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”

Voices I Let Go – A Poem

It is my fathers voice I hear first as it’s the one I have known the longest: “Why are you so fucking stupid? Can’t you do anything right?” The sound of the voice has changed over time, taking on the tones of my ex-husband… Continue Reading “Voices I Let Go – A Poem”

Snakeskin and the Shadow Man – A Poem

Looking into the mirror, I wonder how the glass can warp itself into new and unusual shapes? Or is it my body, left to fend for itself in front of my eyes that judge, reflected back at me? I no longer know. Looking at… Continue Reading “Snakeskin and the Shadow Man – A Poem”

I Let You Go – A Poem

I met him in the dark. He still looked the same, caught in time, forever thirty-five years old. He looked up at me, a half smile on his face. “You came,” he said. “You remembered me. You didn’t forget.” I looked down at him.… Continue Reading “I Let You Go – A Poem”

I write Because I Am

I’ve been asked to confront what writing means to me and what it gives me several times in the past few weeks. I had a novel that was really close to my heart that was rejected. I put my soul and spirit into that… Continue Reading “I write Because I Am”

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