Tag Archive | inner child

Kai Arrives at the Moon Recording

A poem I wrote for my niece to welcome her into womanhood. Advertisements

Why I Can’t Kill Daddy Longlegs Hiding in My Shower Curtain

Because I know he is home-seeking and hungry. Because I see the fragility of eight legs holding tight to porcelain. Because I once needed to be scooped up from drowning showers to sunlit window panes.Because when I was nine, I had to break into our motel room on a Friday night after church.Because my mom […]

Yellow Chair Review

 Very excited to have a poem published in the newest issue of Yellow Chair Review! “Oil-Black” is one about my grandfather I wrote shortly after his death last year. I had the hardest time setting on revisions for this poem, but decided it was time to send it out into the world. There are many […]

On the Grid Zine! Part 1

Very excited to have the first of 5 poems, “Dancing with Damage“, posted on On the Grid Zine, a new site dedicated to mental health. Check out them out and send them poetry, essays, and stories about your mental health!

Drunk Monkeys Writer of the Month

I am incredibly honored to be Drunk Monkeys “Writer of the Month” for July. They will be posting five of my poems across the month, the first of which is “Pressboard Salvation“. It’s about a childhood memory when I’d hide under the pews at church. Please enjoy!

In-Flight Literary Magazine Issue # 3

The newest issue of In-flight Literary Magazine is out today! I have two very different poems up, “What I Mean When I Say My House Is Now a Park” and “Paint”. One is a memory of my young childhood house that has since been demolished and the other is a lyrical poem. There are many […]

NCCP Book Club

 This is really a thing I am doing. Nancy Lynée Woo and I are part of a book club discussion from the National Center for Children in Poverty, which chose our book, Gutter & Alleyways: Perspectives on Poverty and Struggle. Sometimes I still feel like that girl living on the constant edge of chaos, fighting to […]

Disorder: Mental Illness and Its Affects

  I am very excited to share this anthology I am honored to be a part of. Two of my poems, “White Sandals” and “Skin As Thick As Walruses“, are in the pages of this collection of poems about living with and around mental illness. The 140 page book is available through Amazon or through the […]

Ishaan Literary Review

Ishaan Literary Review

I am honored to have 3 of my poems featured on Ishaan Literary Review! I hope you enjoy! Child of the Alleyway Night Swimming as Ceremony Seventy-Five Hours  

Pale Yellow

Pale Yellow

This is the one, I decide The one I will speak to I must be four years old stamp says “Aug 78” I am squatting low in a pool of dirty water near dark green masses maybe algae or fungi or moss it’s all gross to me now the background is thick brush low hanging […]