What if? (Defiant Love)

Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash What if we defied reality and lived our dreams with fervor? What if we defied society and pushed our boundaries even further? What if we defied our silence and spoke the words yet unspoken? What if we defied our scars and were healed together no longer broken? What if we…

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Baby, I can’t fix you.

It’s true, ‪I love too deeply‬ ‪It’s not always returned‬ ‪But I won’t change who I am‬ ‪To avoid the hurt‬ You say love is complicated Who knows what’s really true You made your safe choice I’m not bound to you ‪Baby I can’t fix you‬ ‪I can’t heal your pain‬ ‪But I’ll hold you…

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Sometimes I Sit in the Dark

Sometimes, I sit in the dark. Sometimes, I curl up in his chair. Sideways. I close my eyes and search for the memory. I search for a time when I felt safe. I cry. The blanket on his chair is wet with my tears. I rock myself. I talk to him. I apologize. I’m sorry…

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Will you remember me?

At a certain age we look inward. We take an inventory. We audit our lives. Does my student loan matter? Did I impact anyone’s life in my one year of teaching? What do I have to show for the last thirty years of my working life, let alone personal? People come and go in our…

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What if I’m not okay?

What if I saw you today and you asked me how I am? What would my answer be? What should my answer be? What if I gave a half smile and said, “okay?” What if I said I’m not okay? What if I’m fragile, too fragile to tell the truth? What if people are tired of…

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