Toothbrush

My toothbrush is missing you,Not knowing when you will bring your lips close,Caress its neck with your strong hands,Your fingers long and slender,Grip so steady, yet so soft,Moving me ever so slowly back and forth across you,I am missing our closeness,You being mine and me being yours,Missing you keeping the cupboard doors ajar,Clamouring into them…

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When I Feel Like I Am Not Deserving

Self sabotage is a real thing, it’s also a defence mechanism and it’s been a tough thing for me to come to terms with lately and for me to not run away from. This week on the blog, I want to share my feelings on when I let my emotions get the better of me…

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Happiness

Whatever you are feeling in this very moment, Just know, you deserve happiness,The anguish, the enveloping darkness,None of it will remain,Just know, you deserve happiness,No matter how many people you choose to push away,Some will leave and some will remain, but the fact is,You still deserve happiness,Not the temporary fleeting kind,But the one deep in…

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I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me Pt 4: Masculinity

Many many week’s back, I wrote a blog post regarding the idea of women texting each other when they got home, as a way to let your friends and family know that you got home safely. And my thoughts on this was the fact that the steps to remain safe are placed on women, when…

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Sitting in Lonely

I realised the other day that I don’t know how to simply be,How to sit in the pockets of silence in my life and let them bubble over,I avoid letting the wall ebb and flow with my griefThe losses in my life,I keep myself mentally busy so the feelings don’t catch up to,Creeping in as…

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Doors

Some swing openSome slam shutSome creakSome don’t make a soundSome appear to be haunted Some are ever reliable,No matter; they are all still doorsWhether they are ajar or notThey will in some way openIt might not be your door or your time, But a door will open for youAnd reveal the path you were meant…

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Is Protecting Your Child From Trauma A Good Idea?

The other day, I was rewatching an episode of Red Table Talk and Jada mentioned that because of the way they raised their children, in particular their daughter, she was so used to being around healthy, safe men- that growing up, she wasn’t able to discern problematic male behaviours. This got me thinking about our…

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Angry Tears

You’ve got me here shedding angry tears,Heavy and wet,Full of contempt and hurt,Tears I never thought I would be shedding over you,Tears, because I don’t want to have to get to know someone else,The familiar dance of starting over,The new introductions and surface level conversations,I don’t want any of it,I want you,Angry tears because you…

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