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you understand right?

im choking on invisible words that would rather slither through my veins dragging out past bits of pain past bits of stollen pleasure...

ringing in my ear

i was born with an abnormally small skull a Chiari malformation usually undetected until later in life when something else calls for an...

moonlight

drunk

i like the idea of you reaching for my words while drunk then again i've always liked the idea of you reaching for me while drunk

there were six of us

bridesmaids that is one was late to the “getting ready” pictures her hair taking longer than expected & well, how do you center one...

succumbing

You're the longest addiction I've ever had I'm not sure if I should count the time 'clean' Or the time of succumbing As a win

Such a Lovely Thing

You can read my short piece "Such a Lovely Thing" online for free at The Bookends Review. TW: violence, suicide...

just words

sometimes there’s this ache in Me that starts at my core, like a gaping in my chest, And it radiates Down from there, a need, Near...

the fragility of motherhood

Like the way fog drapes over the mountains and lies heavy in the belly of the valley, or the first blooms on a tree that glisten in...

lavender migraines

I’ve had migraines since I was twelve Since my pediatrician would ask my mom what the orange lines were on my chin line Makeup, she had...

Toss & Turn

There’s a thirst inside me that won’t allow me to sleep A directionless longing hollowing me Empty empty empty There’s a hunger inside me...

dyspnea

she smelled like hair dye and bad decisions if she had a tan line, I never found it I stayed up later than I ever had before just so I...

on the radar

If I walked in, would it take you a moment? Would you have to see my face? Or would you sense me in the same room? Maybe even further?...

vent

The same way that people claim coffee courses through their veins when they consume it I can feel the diesel fumes fogging my mind The...

The Art of Midnight Fort Construction

Four chairs, six pillows, two comforters, and three throw blankets make for a sturdy fortress. With one flap open, it’s perfect for...

cocktail of dna

Are we made up of this cocktail of dna, hereditary traits, and just enough (and by just enough, what I really mean is, too much to...

the ocean cares not

I feel like I’m standing on a cliff, screaming at the top of my lungs, blood, sweat, tears, falling from my body, but the ocean cares not...

like a bad nap

It starts out so tempting, so welcoming, so comfortable. You go, eagerly, ready to dive in. And it feels incredible, like everything you...

work in progress

Be careful as you approach. You might not notice at first the traffic cones that line my curves. If you travel alongside me, note that...