A sneak peek at what is coming to celebrate National Poetry Writing Month in April.


It’s only a month away, and I’m already excited about National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo). Similar to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), NaPoWriMo is a poetry writing challenge, encouraging poets to write a poem a day. In celebration of poetry, I plan to share at least a poem a day in April. Many will be […]

This Poem


This poem is a journey, an unveiling. An unraveling. The corners do not tuck in neatly at the sides. They come loose and fray. The lines cut corners; fall out of place. The letters are crooked and unshined. This poem is broken and damaged, but it’s filled with promise and hope. And if you don’t […]

The bones of the bridge tremble beneath the weight that I carry with me. I strain and pull it trying to reach the other side before the setting sun lowers beneath the horizon, but it snags and catches on every rough patch. Exhausted I pause in the middle to peek over the side into the […]

Challenge of Writing Happy Poems


I’ve recently found myself in a few conversations about happiness and poetry. More specifically about whether I plan to write poetry about happier things. Coincidentally, just before that, I’d been thinking about why I write poetry. It all began with the thought about how I wrote a blog post about claiming titles. Calling yourself an […]

Poem: Fragmented Sorrow


There are times when I view your passing in a new way. A way that reminds me how much I’ve lost. A new way to mourn. A new experience I didn’t know I’d have, so I couldn’t fathom the loss of not being able to share it with you. Like when I was married and […]