Monthly Archives: February 2012

tired

I am so tired of myself. I am tired of trying to be a better person and live a better life only to get knocked down a peg or two. Why can’t I just be a normal reasonable adult? Why … Continue reading

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A Letter to My Younger Self

Dear Nikki, Someday it will not matter that you finished your thesis. Yet if you don’t you will not be where you need to be in life. You think that impressing people means being someone that you are not. In … Continue reading

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motherhood

Motherhood is not my thing, really. I just live it, everyday, trying not to regret it, each day. Selfishness consumes me all too often. I love them, though, more than myself. They are my life’s reason, my pride and joy, … Continue reading

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i hear the ticking clock

I hear the ticking clock And the baby’s waking cries As I sip coffee, black Before the morning arrives

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If I…

If I leave but one mark on this earth. If I have some power to my voice at all before I am dust. If I could only stand, if briefly, on all continents. And sail the seven seas. If I … Continue reading

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Someday

I hold my Joseph In my arms and dream away Of what he’ll be like…. Someday

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