The poems in this collection were written during past romantic relationships. Though I am no longer in love with the same women, they represent hopeful, impassioned times.
Transformed and Vulnerable is a free verse poem about how sometimes, we must let our guards down to allow compassion into our lives. Even when things are bad, life goes on.
Compassion as Our Guide was written over the course of 11 years. It was once bleak and depressing. However, it is now an outspoken and hopeful short story about how some relationships can be salvaged.
In my poem, Nightmare of You, I explore what it was like to have unhealthily obsessed over what could and should have been after a major breakup.
In this article, I discuss what it means to live a seemingly normal life with multiple mental disorders. Even in darkness, there is always hope.
My poem, In the Name, was written about my belief that there is a God within each of us. This article also discusses the role religion has played in my life and society.
My poem, Upon Parched Roots, was written about someone who I was in love with as a young adult, and who brought me great joy, despite the two of us having gone our separate ways.
In 2022, I met Max Bemis of the band, Say Anything, and through his program, Song Stream, had my third song commissioned. I believe that as the world becomes increasingly interconnected, more opportunities will arise for fans to interact with their favorite artists and performers.
The poem, Love's Endurance, discusses the role of compassion in times of war and struggle. Similarly, Guardian Angel was written about unconditional love and the ways my grandma has enriched my life throughout the years.
My poem, Descension, was written about my poor mental health and the delusions I experienced throughout my two major high school relationships. The poems in this collection discuss topics of love, loss, shame and regret.