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Undying

Undying is a love poem written from the perspective of a reader to a poet–any reader, any poet. It is an expression of desire for that deep connection a reader feels when a poem touches the sweet spot of emotion, and it is a request for the poet to keep writing so that their words […]

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Slipstream

Slipstream is a prose poem about irrational disappointment that follows nonsensical expectations. This disappointment prevents the narrator from living in the moment; instead, the narrator perseverates on the past until they move their mind beyond the self-made pain. In this poem, the phrase “cricket songs scratch the drums” represents the mental anguish caused by silence […]

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Contradiction

I feel like sharing a poem today, so I will. Contradiction is another villanelle, which I wrote to express the frustration I feel when I run into roadblocks on my journey toward a goal.

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A November Morning Through a Macro Filter

The macro lens. Back in April, when I told a friend of mine I’d developed an interest in taking pictures of flowers, he said something about macro and Georgia O’Keeffe. I knew I’d heard the name Georgia O’Keeffe at some point in my life, but, I’m sorry to admit, I couldn’t remember who she was. […]

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Realign

I wrote Realign in December 2019 in anticipation of a new year. It is a poem about finding strength within oneself in spite of the naysayer or worry wart or punisher living inside one’s mind. If I’d known a global pandemic were coming to thrust the masses into a mental health crisis, I’d have considered […]

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An Autumn Bouquet Through a Wide-Angle Lens

A dear friend of mine gave me a beautiful bouquet to help me celebrate my favorite month: October. It was delivered today, and I couldn’t resist taking photos! This is my first post about photography, and I’m a little nervous. But nerves never stop me! Keep in mind that I’m a hobby photographer who is […]

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Whispers

I wrote Whispers in November, 2019, when I was going through a difficult time coping with my hopes for something that was unlikely to happen. Whispers was published on another blog under a pen name. Given that it is one of my favorite poems, I wanted it to live among the first posted here. Whether […]