Haven't we all said it? Or hoped it? Or desperately wished it to be so? "Well, a lot can happen in a year!" But what if it doesn't? Or doesn't feel like it does? How do we watch friends and family go by without us? Survive another night feeling left behind or afraid of being… Continue reading When a Lot *Doesn’t* Happen in a Year
The Days Before I Saw My First Positive Pregnancy Test
Quite a few Novembers ago, I remember sitting outside and trudging through the emotions that come with infertility. There was a storm brewing in the distance, but as I sat there I suddenly felt that it would be okay. . . even good. Not right then. Maybe not soon. But sometime. There was a a… Continue reading The Days Before I Saw My First Positive Pregnancy Test
Download Girl with Good Bones Today!
A woman finds herself as a skeleton after personal, chaotic, life-altering grief. As light fills space between bone, as skin grows back thin and vulnerable, as she steps over the threshold of her damaged house, she discovers the most beautiful surprises threatened only by the fear that creeps close behind as she grapples with the… Continue reading Download Girl with Good Bones Today!
Held (HGaE, 5th & final poem)
There are definite themes of the grave in Hope Gives a Eulogy, because infertiliy is the death of many things. And I know death is a strong term, but I stand by it. Death of dreams. Death of who you were & who you'd thought you'd be. Death of of all that has never existed. Death… Continue reading Held (HGaE, 5th & final poem)