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Have you ever been friends with an outcast?  When I was seventeen my social circle consisted of the youth group at my church. I grew up in a small town so we had basically the same set of teenagers attending every week.  There was one kid in my[…]

I wrote my poem “These Things” when I was living in a constant shame spiral. Every day I felt so wrapped up in guilt that I couldn’t find any inner peace. The guilt felt like a heavy pressure constantly sitting on my chest.

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Have you ever felt invisible? When I wrote “My Eyes”, this was how I was feeling. It felt like on the inside I was this strong woman full of potential, starting to emerge, but nobody could see me. Nobody could hear the woman on the inside screaming to[…]

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We were only a teen crush. However, that crush felt larger to me than love. I chased it and found it only to end up losing it to my best friend.

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“Gone” is a poem that still gives me chills. I wrote this when I was twenty two. I was in a huge transition period in my life.  When I was eighteen, I moved away from my tiny country hometown and joined a drama company up north. I was[…]