Blank Page

It’s as if
This blank page
Is an armed officer

And all my thoughts

Escaping down dark alleys
To avoid being
Caught in a sentence

And there they remain
Hidden in the night
Immune to the officer’s ploys

Because in the dark, a flashlight
Speaks the loudest

A gun just makes noise


They say writing a good
Poem is about capturing
A moment

But what if that moment
Feels lost
In its isolation

How can one prevent
The inevitable clinging
Closely to its friends

Even if one so callously
Severed those ties
Holes would present

Maybe not right away
But once the pretty prose
Is searched for meaning

And the lapse of time
Contains no amends
The moment will cry out for its friends
And holes will present


just three weeks left

that’s all

he has to get through

just three weeks

until he finishes his shampoo

it’s these little signs

that remind him time is still passing

because when the days begin to blend and time begins to


he knows he’s one conversation, one meal, one step away

from relapsing

just three weeks to go

but patience, not time, seems to diminish


only one carton of eggs and two loaves

of bread away from being finished

‘You may not have all the answers, but you probably won’t be asked all the questions either’ – sassy calendar

“It was the misfortune of poetry to be seldom safely enjoyed by those who enjoyed it completely, and that the strong feelings which alone could estimate it truly were the very feelings which ought to taste it but sparingly” Jane Austen

My perfume

I made the mistake
Of smelling
An old perfume

The walls around me
Started to fall

No barriers
Between me
And my mind

Not for this moment
This second in time

There was nothing
But me
And the lingering scent

No ongoing soundtrack
Of a mind’s lament

It took me by the hand
And together we
Were out of my mind

Neither smiling nor crying
As we searched to find

Where these feelings came from
After inhalation

What gave me even a minute’s

We walked through high school
Friends’ basement closets

Fell into a sky of fireworks
And waited for the rockets

We were in the back of class when I received
A smile from a past crush’s face

A feeling of warmth flowed freely through me
An imaginary and all-encompassing embrace

Curtain draw and scene change
We entered into a late summer’s night
And I became a thirteen year old fool

Running with friends and jumping into
And out of
Neighbors’ pools

Lastly, we leaped
Between laughs shared at campfires

And then we kidnapped all of my
Unrealized desires

Lugging them to the present
From my mind to the bottle in my room

My permanent portal to the past
My perfume

It is with great excitement that I accept two new blogging awards! I am happy to receive the ‘very inspired blogger’ and ‘versatile blogger’ awards. It is definitely the cheering up I needed since I’ve been wallowing in self pity and pain killers these past couple of weeks..compliments are the new narcotics. I am going to combine these awards because I’m heading back to school tomorrow and have to get packing!

Seven things about myself

1.) I was never a fan of children until my now 2 year old niece was born. I now absolutely love children and babies and think we can learn so much from them.

2.) I am by nature a pretty anxious person, but have kicked the drugs and now use writing as my outlet.

3.) I find nothing more refreshing than a glass of ice cold Diet Pepsi.. I’ve even heard it called liquid gold before. If I were ever stranded on a desert island I think I would quickly become an alchemist.

4.) I wore a back brace every hour of every day from grade school to high school. I genuinely never felt ostracized or different because of it, but can only say I am thankful I now have a, relatively, healthy back.

5.) I am very sociable and am usually in somebody’s company, but I love nothing more than having time to myself to read, write, or stare at the ceiling.

6.) I secretly hate hanging out with people who make my face hurt from fake smiling too much

7.) After I graduate (2 semesters!) I want to make the big move to NYC!

I am very flattered to receive the inspired blogger award because it means I’m making a differene in somebody’s day in some small way. I started this blog just to encourage me to write more, but now it seems to be encouraging others, which is more than I could have hoped for. A big thanks to http://afishandabicycle.wordpress.com/ for the nomination! She runs a great blog about her adventures of being single and all the fun and excitement she has!

• So the rules…
• Display the award certificate on your blog.
• Announce your win with a post and include a link to whoever presented your award.
• Present seven awards to deserving bloggers. Create a post linking to them and drop them a comment to tip them off.
• Post seven interesting facts about yourself.

http://nothinginmynoggin.wordpress.com/- a woman struggling with depression and anxiety but striving to still live a normal life. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows, but it’s real and you can’t help but be inspired by
her courage and honesty.

http://acecosmos.wordpress.com/- unique and inspiring blog..give it a look!

http://photonicarchives.wordpress.com/ – so many pretty pictures!

http://warriorpoetwisdom.com/ – love the poetry

http://superaalifragilistic.wordpress.com/ – always end up thinking, sometime more than I want to haha, after reading any of his posts..a lot of really great stuff!

A special thanks to http://jenniferkellandperry.wordpress.com/ for the nomination! Her blog offers her ‘musings, poetry, and prose’ definitely a good read!

• So the rules…
• Display the award certificate on your blog.
• Announce your win with a post and include a link to whoever presented your award.
• Present seven awards to deserving bloggers. Create a post linking to them and drop them a comment to tip them off.
• Post seven interesting facts about yourself.

http://brentott.com/ – funny, inspiring, interesting stuff…check it out!

http://obsessivehobbyist.wordpress.com/ – fairly new blog, but I love it all so far! The name says it all.. she has a lot of different interests!

http://drewpan.wordpress.com/ – a writer, a self-described ranter and rambler, and an animator.. a lot of unique posts

http://ladyornot.com/- very funny material in this blog! More than one writer makes this a more dynamic site

http://karenrobiscoe.com/- limericks, op-eds, poetry..i can’t get enough! And she has so much that I don’t have to wory about that..check her out!

Thank you again for these great nominations!