Tag: words

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”

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”

The Power of Words – A Poem

I was once called broken. I pictured my skin full of cracks, parts of me falling out of my body. I felt like I had been ripped apart until I realized that broken was a word that belonged to the person who spoke it.… Continue Reading “The Power of Words – A Poem”

The Tattooed Man – A Poem

My words have been stifled. Inside me, I watch as they ride along on a current of water that has no beginning and no end. They are waiting for me to pick them up again and cradle them like children before I send them… Continue Reading “The Tattooed Man – A Poem”

The Gift of One Word – A Poem

I haven’t spoken to you in nineteen years. Though you are the other half of me, the mirror of my physical self, words between us are few. They float along the water between us, trying to find their way to you. The words are… Continue Reading “The Gift of One Word – A Poem”

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