honey trimmed

I learned to drink you in
when young, and bold

to me, you always told

the distinction between
the stream residing, inside

and the one that trickles

within
the mist and dew-ladened
petals

trimmed

with honey, and the scent of jasmine
herein

it runs back and forth
filling my life with equal parts
your love

and
the love that dwells within my hope-filled heart


I am thrilled to announce that on Monday, August 1 at 6 am PT the title and cover of my debut poetry book will be revealed! A big thank you to Ingrid Wilson, of Experiments in Fiction, and to all of you for supporting me each day, every day. My love and blessings to you all.


Photo by ArtTower, Pixabay


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stone colored glass, Published at MasticadoresUSA

I am pleased to announce that my poem, stone colored glass, is now available at MasticadoresUSA. Thank you to Gabriela Marie Milton, and the team at MasticadoresUSA for their continued support and for publishing this piece.

stone colored glass

I often think about the past
it’s like looking through stone colored glass

hazy, and filled with trauma, a cold place
inside my chest

lingering among flowers, thought and feeling

reconcile me…

I would be honored if you would go here, and read the rest of my poem. Thank you!


Photo by sjainart, Pixabay


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touch and taste, Published at MasticadoresIndia

I am so pleased to announce that my poem, touch and taste, is now available at MasticadoresIndia. Thank you to Terveen Gill, and the team at MasticadoresIndia for their continued support, and for publishing this piece.

touch and taste

every little touch, and taste
takes me

to another place

desire afire, living inside the tranquility of the seas…

I would be honored if you would go here, and read the rest of my poem. Thank you!


Photo by Agnali, Pixabay


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petaled fragrances

my heart spills the seeds
of a thousand past lives

dwelling within the trauma
sitting

alongside

the love I feel for you, wishing

upon the night sky
we make do

with candles ensconced in petaled
fragrances

of pain, a dew

sitting upon the land and sea
it seems

extreme, yet
inside

I know

I’ll always continue to believe


Photo by suju-foto, Pixabay


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wind chimes

a desolate street feeds
my dreams

with pain and hope both
don’t you know

it’s part of the mystery hidden
inside the love we show

to the sky, and to the people walking by
as we learn more about the lights glimmering in the night

they whisper of shadows long and tall
relational aspects of

our drawn out
souls

ready to depart this plane for another
on the winds of time

and the gentleness of the breeze
my grandmother’s wind chimes, speak to me

of tarnished tears shed over years and years

and of everything you and I hold dear


I’m excited to let you all know that my debut book manuscript is complete! I would like to thank Ingrid Wilson, from Experiments in Fiction, for many fabulous insights, and wonderful editing work. We are now on to book creation and cover design. Exciting!


Photo by Counselling, Pixabay


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