Lessons For My 11-year-old Self

Your dad loves you… even though he’s not around. Stop wishing mom would stop drinking. She won’t… but it’ll get better. Don’t lose your virginity. You’ll regret it in the morning. There will be plenty of time for boys. They don’t matter now. You’re going to feel like you can’t live without him; put the […]

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Between the Lines – Poetry

1/20/19 He says he loves me but my insecurities scream it’s all lies My eyes are sucked dry by all the nights I cried I’ve never had love like this so my heart is still half convinced that this man is another devil in disguise Like the last guy… He says he loves me but […]

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Nostalgia

“I’ve been writing since my mother birthed me.” These are the words that rang in my head as I looked at the piece of paper in front of me. Yesterday I was sorting through papers and came across an award I won in second-grade for creative writing. Reading the paper, I was overwhelmed with a […]

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