loss

 

I’ve experienced all kind of loss in my life. Most people have. My mom was diagnosed with a terminal illness when I was a teenager, and passed within a few years. I lost an Uncle, who was my sort of replacement father, shortly before that. My best friend was killed in a car accident just after Christmas 2016.

But there are more types of loss than death. Relationships end, or people aren’t who you thought they were. Sometimes you have to remove people from your life for your own health and sanity. You lose jobs, you move. Life goes on.

Some selections include Trigger Warnings for descriptions of sexual assault and domestic violence.

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intangible

intangible

Intangible is a poem about feeling someone's presence when you need them the most, even after they've left the physical world.
ambivalent awareness

ambivalent awareness

Ambivalent Awareness is about my thoughts on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, having lost my mother to ALS/ Motor Neurone Disease.
anticipatory grief

anticipatory grief

Anticipatory Grief is a recollection of my experience with watching a love one become sick and pass away, and the grief process associated with that.
sweet melissa

sweet melissa

Sweet Melissa is a poem about the loss of my mother, written shortly after her passing. It's about how the small reminders can hurt the most.

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  • I've gained a little weight recently and I've really been struggling with my body. This year I've been going to the gym regularly, I've had an exploratory surgery and a million other tests for my chronic pain [which they still don't know the cause of,] changed my diet multiple times, started a second business, adopted my furry daughter, and have made it through [almost] another year of sobriety. Why is it that instead of feeling proud of myself and having compassion for my poor body, all I can focus on are my stomach rolls? I'm so tired of chasing the "I'll love myself when" idea. I'm ready to love myself now. Because it turns out that no matter how hard I work or how I really look, I'll find a way to pick myself apart. I'm too grown for this shit. So here's me in Covent Garden, sitting on the same column that Audrey Hepburn sat on when filming My Fair Lady.
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