It’s ok to relax

It’s ok to enjoy

It’s ok to just lie here

Resting your head on me

What would happen if the earth

Tried too hard to take in the rain?


Rest your body

And your mind

Tell me your favorite


Tell me nothing at all

I’ll sing to you

And run my hands through your hair

And read to you,until you fall asleep


You are not some
Force to be dealt with
You are flesh and bone
I cannot lie
I have to stop
Just so I can look back
We will learn what it is to be human
Some days we’ll live
Some days we’ll laugh
Others we’ll cry

Sometimes I’m weak

Sometimes I’m strong

Others I just barely have enough

We will live to lose all the love we’ve held….

So I hope you understand
After our kiss and long good byes
I will always – always – look back

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You don’t need me for this one…
But I was thinking about it
And I kept thinking about it
This weekend as I was observing people and listening to their stories and conversations …

I saw how often we apologise
Or explain ourselves….

So here we are…
This is not a poem about 2020
Because, I don’t have to tell you, we won’t always be here, our lives move far beyond this year…
This is about you…
You don’t have to explain yourself
You don’t have to make excuses,
You are not a poem
Your body does not fit inside the margins
You are not a school dress code
You are a woman
And you can stand for equality
And still wear makeup
Or don’t
You are still a woman
You can start your own business
You can wear lingerie and lipstick only for your partner
Because it turns them on
And still stand for equality

Have sex when you want

Lose your virginity when you want

Wear the dress, the shorts,

Because it makes you feel good

It doesn’t make you any less
You can work out just for you
You can date a girl
You can dress up or dress down
And you can do whatever you want and whatever makes you feel good about yourself
Do it for you…
You don’t need me to write this poem, I know that, but I grew up with sisters and all of my best friends were women
And I just noticed how we often hesitate and feel ashamed about ourselves,and feel like we are not doing our best…and we are not authentic somehow…
But the truth is …
You don’t have to be the same person you were five years ago
Or two minutes ago
And the same things may not even turn you on …
The same clothes
The same food
The same job
You can change
You can grow
That’s what life is
Even Nora Ephron said,
You may write down today
That you are a mother
And five years from now
Write down that you are a writer …
So remember
Being a feminist
Standing for equality
Being a human
Does not have to look a certain way …
You are more than all of those receipts and labels …
You are more than this poem …
You are – You- a woman- a life – a piece of the universe – walking among us…

Most of all

You are your own …

Fully completely your own


Dear you

I know I should be fine now

But when you’re friends for 15 years

It’s hard to get over

I guess I still see you

When I walk through parts of this house

That’s what work is isn’t it?

A form of a house?

You spend more time there than you do anywhere else

I stop sometimes and I can remember you getting so angry over the stupidest things

I remember the conversation we had

The day before you died

And I just wanted you to know

I finally got out

I’m changing cities

I won’t die in this house

I know you would be proud

Sometimes I can’t sleep

And I watch the morning

I wish I could tell you things

Tell you things for real

I just want you to know

I’m ok now

I’m ok

And even when I’m not

I’m ok


Morning June

Come on morning June

She has starship eyes

She’s gonna make it alright

She won’t wear the colours of your love

Like the 4th of July

She’s kicked a hole in the sky

She’s gonna make it alright

She’s gonna love

She’s gonna live

She’s dreaming out loud


Come on morning June

Starship eyes

The moon is new for you…

New beginnings are ok

Every 29.5 days there’s a full moon

Even the sky starts again.

Be softer

Be stronger

You’re living

Too much perfection is a mistake

It’s just a moment

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Why do we pretend so hard

That we’re doing fine

When we know

We’re just passing shadows in this house

The echoes in the night

Are just whispers of our pride

I left all my thoughts out on the lawn

And I pray

I pray

I can get some sleep

But my cuts run too deep

I guess my soul is bleeding out

Why do we pretend

When we both know

I tried

I lied

Like the flowers you let die

And you can’t even look at me

Tell me

How long does it take

For love to run out

Is it red hands

Is it pills

To put us to sleep

So we don’t have to see

That you don’t even touch me


Unless it’s to slam the door

I guess I

Can’t stand here anymore

We’re both too good at this fight

Or maybe we just ran out of time

Why do we do what we do

Like shadows passing in the night

And now I make dinner for one

I still hold my tongue

And I can’t sleep

I can’t sleep

I still hold my tongue

So hard that I wake up and my lips bleed


I can’t write this book anymore

It’s a knife in my gut

This year is too too damn old

Oh babe

You can’t start a fire

Crying over your past

We have to let these things go

We have to let these things go