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April Throwback – For Me Poem
I dont know why I cry for you
Fairytales would have me think it’s because I love you
But I know they’re for me
Grieving or relieving, I’m not sure yet
Current Day: I think your gut will always know better than your heart but it definitely takes us a lot longer to start listening
Falling Out of Orbit dropping May 12th!
My fourth collection will be released May 12th, 2021!
I ended up changing the cover again but I think this time we really got it! I’m debating doing a free giveaway of 3 copies but I’m not sure what the interest level is there?
The storm is getting bad
but you’re still hanging around.
What do you want from me?
There’s nothing left in me to take.
The wind has knocked down every tree
and the streets are flooded with what we used to be.
Falling Out of Orbit Poetry Collection coming soon!
My fourth collection, Falling Out of Orbit, will come out next month!
I held a poll on Instagram to have your help deciding on the book cover. I ended up doing a little more redesigning after hearing some feedback.
An exact release date will be announced shortly along with the back cover so for now enjoy the front cover reveal!
I decided to not do chapters since I didn’t want to crowd all the same theme poems into one space. So betrayal is spread out as are desire and tender love.
This collection really came together easily as I was sorting poems at the same time I was putting together my last book, Even the Leaves. I’ll have more info coming your way over the next few weeks so keep an eye out!
You’re sleeping and I don’t want to wake you
but I need to tell you that I love you
so I’ll trace the letters on to your skin
and hope it sinks into your heart.
If you are tired
Let me lay you down
My hands will murmur soft lullabies
into your hair.
If my feet grow weak
You can carry me.
If the wind and the rain
make you shiver
I’ll shelter you from any storm.
And I’ll be there for you
as you are there for me.
Paying in kisses and gentle words
Take from me as often as you give.
The summer sun was tucked into bed for the night
As we sat on your living room floor
Littered with your favorite records
and pieces of your old soul.
My eyes feast on every inch of you
cataloging every word and movement
so I can pull them out again later
and sing along.
Would your mom tell me I deserve better?
Your words are eating at me.
Why didn’t you say those things to me?
How could you live with those secrets
as I lay next to you in bed?
I hope the guilt keeps you up at night
Hitting you hard and
as fast as the changes in the wind.
I’m memorizing every piece of you
I don’t mean to scare you or be rude
they just keep me company while you are gone.
I can play back a moment or conversation
and you go from my mind to right in front of my eyes
Your scent will linger in every memory
from the watch you wear
to the way your hands feel in my hair,
you’ll haunt me long after you’ve truly gone.
Monsters Under the Bed
Insecurity and doubt are monsters
that live in my head.
I introduced you to them last night in bed
Are there any alarms going off inside your head
that think I’m just a different brand of crazy?
An apology scraps the inside of my mouth
but the monsters push another imaginary issue forward.
My naive heart has been betrayed and lied to
and as a last line of defense,
I will accuse you of doing the same.
I must trust you to not slice open
this vulnerable heart if we’re going to last.
I know you hide parts of yourself from me
deep down at the bottom of a bottle
The ones you find unlovable and ugly
but those are the ones I want to see the most.
Don’t drown your monsters out
Trust me to hold your vulnerability gently
I will not let it shatter like a beer bottle hitting concrete.