Another Lap Around the Sun

For my mom. Congratulations on another lap around the sun. This isn’t the ideal time to have a birthday, But here we are, so let’s make the best of it. Your age is just a number, Another number you gain for being alive. Everyone who knows you is lucky, For they know your kind heart,Continue reading “Another Lap Around the Sun”

Turn Off

The tv is too loud, screaming news overwhelmingly bleak. So I leave it off and turn to books and podcasts. I turn off my phone for hours at a time. I turn off social media and embrace the quiet. I lie down with a pillow over my eyes, listening to a story. I sit byContinue reading “Turn Off”

Stiff Upper Lip

I’ve been thinking a lot about words lately. Last week, I shared a blog post about how powerful words can be. A few days ago, I published an essay about how important it is to be aware of the power of your words when sharing online. I wrote the essay after watching a preview clip of MeghanContinue reading “Stiff Upper Lip”

Before I Say Hello

Before I say hello,I acknowledgeto myselfwhat will happen. I will stutter. Sometime throughout the string of words that will flowout of my mouth, there will be a bump.It’s inevitable. This is okay. A bump or two of threewon’t kill my flow. A big bump that causes me to use a trick won’t stop me from speaking. What’s important is that I share my thoughts. I speak formy voice,my voicedoes not speak for me.I continueContinue reading “Before I Say Hello”

Power

Poetry that flows like water so natural as though it was always meant to be.I wrote this when listeningto a poet release a poem into the universe.They were speaking with ease and graceyet the power of their words spoke high volumes to those of us who listened.Their poem held truths about lifethat allowed the soul toContinue reading “Power”

Hello Stranger

I wake up in the morning and do not feel like myself. My body aches in unfamiliar ways. The joints in my hands crack, my right thumb somehow feels unnerved. The muscles in my back and neck haven’t been the same since experiencing multiple panic attacks. I look in the mirror and do not recognizeContinue reading “Hello Stranger”

Divided Mind

The mind is at war with itself. Tugging back and forth between what is rational and what is emotional.Foreign emotions ride the wave of overwhelming intensity, crashing into reasoning before the mind can  comprehend what is happening. Thoughts are left swirling in madness as the heart shutters like it’s surrounded by blowing snowin the middle ofContinue reading “Divided Mind”

Quiet Vignettes from Yesterday

I woke up thinking the time on my phone had automatically switched forward. It had not. I spent the first hour or two of my day thinking it was a different time. Fortunately, I realized my phone’s problem when I looked at the time on my computer. Unfortunately, the medication I had meant to takeContinue reading “Quiet Vignettes from Yesterday”