Words ground. They force attention to the now as we struggle with distractions of the past and questions of the future. I wholly believe words set us free.
What I write is inspired by love of the natural world, existential thought and philosophy, and beliefs from Zen Buddhism. My past work with mental illness finds its way in. And, I continue to use poetry as a window to truth in this house of stones- stones laid by those events that form us. I think we can rebuild ourselves through words and perseverance no matter the world we were thrown into.
I hope for this imperfect language to connect with another human being wherever they are in this moment. Thank you for stopping by.
Dealing with Chronic Illness
I have a connective tissue disease called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.
Follow my journey with EDS at Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Contemplations. The aim is to explore the process of acceptance through unedited reflection and introspection providing support to others living with chronic illness. Visit www.ednf.org for information on EDS.