Jul 18
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I Love Who I Am

I love who I am. 
​I'm an athlete.
​A bookworm.
​A friend,
a sister,
a daughter.

A bisexual. 

​I love who I am.
​but sometimes,
​the world doesn't love who I am. 

Jul 18
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Music That Feeds My Soul

The simple lyrics of 
​I Won't Let You Go (Darling) by Hedley
​invoke peace and comfort 
​and warm my heart

​The raw honesty that is 
​Emotionless by Drake
reminds me that I am more
​than what I show everyone else
​and that's okay

Roots by Imagine Dragons
​tells me that I'm going to fall
​that it's inevitable
but that I'll always have a place to go when I do-
​back to my roots

The flow of power
​that Walk on Water by Thirty Seconds to Mars
​makes me feel is 
I can do anything 
​if I just believe I can

​If You Could See Me Now by the Script
​lets me know that the one who is up in heaven
​is still looking down
and that he's proud of me 
​and that I should never forget it

​Kesha's incredible outcry for equality
​through her song Woman 
​enrages me
​for it never should have had to been made
May 17
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Petunias (A Flash Fiction Piece)

“They say that those who look into their family history will find a secret sooner or later” she whispered, her voice tinged with worry. “Will he find it?

“No. We will hide it” he whispered back, placing a hand on her shoulder. “We have to.”

My ear leaves the door as I run down the stairs.

Feb 20
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i whispered as i gazed into the depths
of your forest green and sunshine eyes
rimmed with red

i breathed as my eyes lingered
on your calloused hands
clutched by your side in fists of agony

i murmured into your lips
as you gingerly held me captive in our memories
one last time

i sobbed silently as i slipped 
out of the house that loved us for years
and out of your life forever

Feb 19
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Now What

Feb 05
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Feb 02
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Over You

once upon a time,
i was okay. 
then i met you. 

your golden gaze welcomed me. 
your hands caressed my skin.
your soft voice soothed my stresses. 

but then you shredded my soul. 
you ripped my heart. 
you boiled my blood. 

you hurt me. 

i'm over being lied to. 
i'm over being decieved. 

i'm over you. 

Jan 26
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Once I Fought

a sharp bang,
a distant pain, 
i fall to the ground again

a slow seep,
an awaiting deep,
the darkness holds me down

a consuming thought, 
once i fought, 
the end is almost here

a fiery rage,
a deathly cage, 
the light has left my eyes

Jan 25
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The Little Shop on the Corner

*Note: I usually don't write about such nonchalant things, but this was for a class. Any feedback you have will be greatly appreciated.*

The busy streets
Bustling with people
Ooze memories
Made authentic
Only by time

You walk into the little shop on the corner
With the large rust colored sign
And golden lettering
To be greeted by display cases
Filled to the brim with flaky pastries
And creamy concoctions

You float to the beat of the music
Over to the cases of gelato
Awed by the bright colors and fancy titles

You order a variety of flavors-
Because why not?

You waltz over to a free table,
Plop down with a book
And your creamy treat
Savoring the moment

You sink the tiny spoon
Into the luscious raspberry gelato
And raise it to your mouth.

Your world explodes
As the freezing dessert melts upon your tongue
Jan 22
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Figuring Out Who the Hell I Am

Every night I go to bed
​and ask myself
a question
​with a plethora of answers: 
Who am I? 

​the short answer: 
I. Don't. Know. 
And that scares me. 

So now, 
​I want to find myself
​so I don't have to be scared. 

​This is an ongoing and forever changing list of who and what I am: 

A poet
​A student
​A friend
A sister
A daughter
A granddaughter
An athlete
​A leader
​A young woman
​A feminist
​A bookworm
An adventurist
A teenager 
A Vermonter
A baker
​A music enthusiast
A dog lover
​A traveler
A possible member of the LGBTQ+ community
​An advocate for what I believe in
A sleeper 
A helper
​A believer
​A dreamer
​A social media addict
A planner
​A food enthusiast
​A trauma survivor

A thinker. 
​I am definitely a thinker.