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What Now?

“Work hard enough and you can accomplish anything”

“The only one standing in the way of your dreams is you”

 

These are the narratives we hear every day,

That nothing we want is out of our hands

That all we must do is work hard –

But what if your definition of success isn’t material? Continue reading What Now?

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Why the F*&CK am I Dating?

Stare at profile after profile

Word after word

Stabs at humor, failed attempts to seem woke,

Acronyms I have to google

Pictures with dogs, fish, babies

Pictures perfectly posed in front of cliché travel icons

Lists of the prerequisite things everyone must like;

Continue reading Why the F*&CK am I Dating?

I didn’t want to wake up today

I dreamt a dream of utter bliss

nothing fanciful, no special effects

a dream so warm and cozy,

startled when I awoke and life was still like this.

Continue reading I didn’t want to wake up today

To Someone Who No Longer Is

It is so surreal that you do not exist anymore,

all that is left of you, of your humanity, is in the memories of others

in the impressions you left on other people, other lives

in the DNA that flows through the bodies of your children.

But you – your laughter, your smile, your bear hugs,

I’ll never see them again, never feel your lively energy

never be enthralled by one of your stories.

I am writing to a person that only exists now in memory

writing to a person who simply is no more

will never read these words, will never respond,

will never make me smile or laugh again.

You don’t exist anymore, how is that possible?