Writing

A Poem – Week Thirty-Seven

I wish I could bottle the passion and motivation that my younger self had. I could use a sip of that every now and then. I love the slang and the reference to one of my favorite songs, Jodeci "Get On Up." This poem was written on August 25, 1996. Time Is Not Forever Time… Continue reading A Poem – Week Thirty-Seven

Life

My first Mother’s Day without my mother

As Americans ramp up to celebrate Mother's Day this weekend, I find myself experiencing a new level of grief for the day I will never spend with my mother again. Knowing that Mother's Day is approaching would be difficult enough I imagine, but I receive multiple daily reminders of it. I check my email and… Continue reading My first Mother’s Day without my mother

Writing

A Poem – Week Thirty-Six

This poem was written on August 25, 1996. Trigger warning: it is about domestic violence. I have never been in a situation like this, but unfortunately, I have witnessed domestic incidents. If you are in an abusive relationship and are looking for support, please visit https://www.thehotline.org/get-help/ or call 1.800.799.SAFE (7233). Sun Rise, Sun Set Opening my… Continue reading A Poem – Week Thirty-Six

Life

Have you checked on your family and friends lately?

Life can be busy. Life can be hard. Sometimes, you get caught up in your own chaos, so much that you don't realize that other people are going through difficult times as well. One of the simplest things you can do for another person is to just check in to see how they are doing.… Continue reading Have you checked on your family and friends lately?