a preview of what i’m working on

“I’m going to lay down,” she told him again, words thick in her mouth. He nodded and turned back to his phone, looking disappointed and frustrated. Maybe she could read him better than she thought. “Will you lay with me?”

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a common theme in my poetry

As you have probably noticed, I write a lot about the concept of home in my poetry.

I don’t think that I have an exact explanation for as to why this is such a common theme in my poetry. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I have very rarely felt at home, because of how often we moved when I was younger or because of the tumultuous environment I have always lived in.

Maybe it has to do with the fact that I have finally started to feel at home, in my body and in my life. Yes, I am still working everyday to get where I want to be but things certainly feel like they are on the right track.

For me, poetry is a catharsis. It is a way to talk about the things that have followed me through the years; that have shaped me into the person that I am today. It helps me to say what I have always wanted to but have kept to myself for whatever reason I may have. And this journey has helped me reach home.