Tag: water

what is possible? – a poem

as the sea threatens to take me away again, my first thought is “i didn’t ask for this.” as the waters grow deeper, i have to remember that none of this is my fault, that the disease which ravages my internal world is not… Continue Reading “what is possible? – a poem”

I am the Storm – A Poem

My body contains the storm. The rivers rage against the rocky barrier of my skin. Even as I try to remain upright, water wants to push me down to the ground so that it can resume its rightful path. The waters pull my body… Continue Reading “I am the Storm – A Poem”

The Sound of Water

This was my submission to the CBC Non-Fiction Prize this year. I didn’t make it to the longlist, but that’s okay. That means that I get to share it with all of you. I chose to write about my brother this year, a topic… Continue Reading “The Sound of Water”

Memory Jewels – A Poem

The breeze ripples the water. Even when it is still, I know that it is in constant motion. There is movement where I can’t see. When the tide comes in, twigs and leaves ride upon its surface. I can hear geese crying in the… Continue Reading “Memory Jewels – A Poem”

The Element of You – A Poem

You are like the air, carrying with it the scent of star anise, always raising me up so that I can learn to fly. You are like the earth, revealing a path forward when I lose my way, helping me to find a different… Continue Reading “The Element of You – A Poem”

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