A Letter to August (2018)

Dear August, You’ve always been good to me and I couldn’t be more thankful. I feel that I am my truest self in your presence. Some time ago I read a post somewhere about a girl who changes her appearance for every season and how the narrator loved her most in the Autumn. It’s a…

One Step Back

It’s so easy to write about her To recall the pain And pour it into words But It’s different with you We are not perfect Bumping elbows And sharp tongues Everyday we are learning How to spend our lives together And still I reach back I do not know how to see progress When I…

Two-Way Street

You’ve all heard the saying, Relationships are a two-way street. I’ve always known this. You can’t be the only one giving or something isn’t going to work. I think everyone understands this concept. Until yesterday. After spending the last week reflecting on lost friendships I had a moment with my partner that opened my eyes….

A Letter to July (2018)

Dear July, It may come as a surprise to you but I’m feeling good. Or rather I feel good right now as I’m writing this. Maybe I didn’t spend the whole month in good spirits but I am here now. I hope you tell June I am sorry for not writing. I needed a breakthrough,…

Wanna Bet? – 100 Life Challenges

I haven’t been excited like this in a while. This month, my partner and I stopped by a bookstore and came across a book titles 100 Life Challenges. This book is exactly as it sounds. It is filled with 100, 30 day challenges. Originally I was drawn to this book so John-Robert and I could…

A Letter to May (2018)

Dear May, I’m sorry I’m late. This month came with hard conversations. Confrontation, tears, and heartache. I did not want to put myself back in that frame of mind to write this letter. Even right now as I write this I am hesitant to keep going. Having been writing letters for a year and a…

Disappearing Act

Mama said there’d be days like this There’d be days like this, my mama said. What mama didn’t know Is that days like this Arrive like disappearing acts Which sounds vague, I know, but hear me out. This morning I woke up Or so I thought. I opened my eyes Threw back the covers And…

Rewind

When push comes to shove You’re never ready to say goodbye It’s always one more day And maybe we can fix it Our hearts were made to believe In happily ever after So you can imagine How, after all that’s been said, I wish I could take it back And rewind To the day we…

For Addy

This year is different. I’ve already lost you in so many ways But tonight I felt your name Lost on the tip of my tongue And I cried myself to sleep. Because it’s just another day To all the people I never told, And our little family Couldn’t be farther apart. What would they think…

A Letter to April (2018)

Dear April, I’ve always thought of myself as strong until I had to say goodbye. In that moment, I believe I was stronger than I ever could have imagined. It always easy for others to say when enough should have been enough. Of course, we’re never that lucky, April. Last month I reached out to…

The Unlwelcome

I dreamt of you last night A kind of reminder Of what we’ve gone through before The unwelcome The weight of blame And after all of that I still wasn’t ready to say goodbye Even knowing how it ends I wonder how I ever did

NaPoWriMo: A Completion

I did it. I posted 30 poems in 30 days. Look at me go! Thank you for sticking through this with me, we will now be going back to regularly scheduled programming, At least, as close as I can get because I gave up on the schedule a long time ago. If you are interested…