I am singing you a lullaby and stroking your hair. I am trying to imagine you smiling and not begging not choking or bleeding, not afraid not dead with your hands down and empty or full of your lover’s body. I am writing a new story for you a new narrative devoid of blame. I… Continue reading Wake Up
We hiked along the shoreline of the Grand Marais Harbor. I touched every piece of driftwood I found, marveled at the smoothness not unlike your baby skin. You were too young to pick rocks this trip, but we came most years for many years after. Once we reached Artist’s Point we set up the tripod… Continue reading Sticks and Stones
So way back in May, I was invited to read at a Cracked Walnut event. During my set I read the poem, “How to Have Low Self-Esteem and Suffer From Anxiety, in 10 Simple Steps”? Surprisingly, it was well received. Afterward someone said, “I would totally wear that on a shirt!” Instead, on a whim, I had a… Continue reading Wearable Poetry
Lovelies, Remember that one time I read at a Cracked Walnut event and someone suggested that I put one of my poems on a shirt? And remember when I sorta listened, but made posters instead? You do? Okay, cool. So, back to shirts. If I were to design a shirt, what shirt and text color… Continue reading Poems on Shirts?
Last week, Jennifer Aniston took to the internet to let us know that she’s not buying the bullshit in a HuffPost column titled, For The Record. I think we’re all tired of it honestly, from both sides – the women who are over being judged (Aniston) and the women who perpetuate it (The Kardashian’s – can they… Continue reading Spare Tire and Muffin Top, a Love Story
Lovelies, Please spread the word… Tiptoe and Whisper will be available for a discounted rate from July 7-July 9. It will start at $1.99 (72% discount) and end at $3.99 (43% discount). The sooner you get it – the better! Find it HERE XOXO
Lovelies, I know that the “going” numbers on Facebook events aren’t necessarily indicative of actual attendance, but shit. What if it’s at least a sign? If so, my intimate reading, just got like meta-intimate. Or something. If you like me and you like poems, perhaps you can spare one hour on a Saturday afternoon to see… Continue reading Hey! Look Over Here —> BOOK LAUNCH
Lovelies, Thanks to the “On this day” Facebook feature, I was reminded of this piece of advice I wrote last year. I hope you enjoy. July 1, 2015 I remember the first person (aside from family members) to take an interest in and encourage my writing was my 7th grade English teacher, Ms. Ruth. I’m not… Continue reading #worthremembering