Poetry

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 grief that reamains a part of her frame.


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Girl with Good Bones

Poetry

Stranger

When the edge of numbness wears off and there has been weeks or even years of healing, there is the awkward feeling of not belonging where grief first paralyzed you. And in this sense, I love the idea of being a stranger.

Stranger, Girl with Good Bones
Poem 5

Girl with Good Bones will be available at no cost to you in its entirety TOMORROW!🌖❤

Poetry

Okay

Okay, Girl with Good Bones

Poem 4

Below is the poem in the image and as plain text.

hearing the heart beat again
sounds like what does not
make noise,

being in the same place
but sitting up.
picking flowers
only in arm’s reach.
letting sky be gray,
and drops of rain and tears
stay on my skin.

the erratic thud, thud
falls between good and grief.
light pokes through
old wounds and thin skin
again.

a fresh healing heart
feels harsh against
bones that never broke.

okay but not okay.

Just one more day until you can download and read the entire story!

Poetry

Coming October 8th!

Girl with Good Bones

A collection of 20 poems chronicling the journey of grief to healing to saying yes to life to intense fear to joy to resolve. It tells the story of a woman who finds herself as a skeleton after personal, chaotic, life-altering grief. As light fills the space between bone, as skin grows back thin and vulnerable, as she steps over the threshold of her damaged house, she discovers the most beautuiful surprises threatened only by the fear that creeps close behind as she grapples with the grief that remains a part of her frame.

The entire story will be available as a pdf download on October 8th and I’ll be posting the first 5 poems on my blog and instagram beginning October 1st! It really is meant to be read as a complete story all in one place, but I also want to offer it in other formats. In the second week of October, I’ll post the poetry on my blog in sections over the course of that week. And! I’m hoping to record all the poems for my podcast to go LIVE mid-October.

So while the entire story will be available to you for free next Friday, there will also be other ways for you to enjoy it throughout the month.

I do recommend downloading the pdf to read with a cup of coffee or tea one quiet fall-feeling evening. Girl with Good Bones read in one sitting gives you a better chance to see your own story in the words, catch every play on words, and let the freedom and overwhelming light of the last few poems wash over you. I’ll post the first poem of the collection this Friday and it will just get better from there.

October 8th here we come!