Hi, lovely friends,
Sorry it's been a little quiet here lately. But to make up for it, here are two poems that I think best summarize what I've been up to! I'm going to post them one at a time. It feels amazing to be so raw and honest with you all. This is me, on display, right here.
I was living life, creating, loving, Making money, Unencumbered, Guiltless, minding my own business, when the wanting showed up -- again -- totally uncalled for, with a great flair and roar.
Or maybe it snuck up, Having laid low.
The wanting, So many years old, it crawled back into me like a spirit,
How long HaveI been calling?
Maybe it just bloomed inside me, Silent and sighing, multiplying like some invasive species, filling my throat to capacity, with the tenacity of a million newborns pushing out into life for the first time, Making me cry out.
The wanting, childhood friend, familiar as my own skin and bone, saying hello like we've never met before, running headlong into me, knocking me off my feet, making my heart crumple into the crumbs of what's wrong with me?
Hi there. I am back, Whole again, Or at least Stitched up with new strength, Patched up with fresh Possibilities,
I am back, Piece of cake, Dusting myself off, all cocky, fake it till you make it, I am back with a vengeance, Baby, Back like a terminator In a brand-new century, Looming large, Fresh and clear, Like a mirror, Crafting modern meaning Loving, Living, Breathing, The wanting lulled back into nap, To the murmur Of my shy Believing. Thanks for reading! Also, Vermont College of Fine Arts, thanks for the weekly poetry prompts that keep my spirit going. Poetry has been a real lifesaver, honestly. More soon!
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