As you may know by now, my first poetry book is coming out this winter. I’m excited to share this vulnerable collection with you all. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy writing. To give you a peek of what’s to come, I’m previewing some of my poems for you. Here’s the first:
My mother always told me
that the only thing a man can do right
is puncture hearts.
They will whisper the dearest things
in your ear, and place their seed in your belly.
I love you.
For months, that’s what you said.
But you probably said the same to her.
Twenty years later, you’ll learn
that you should’ve listened to your mom.
I care, we just don’t sync as a relationship.
How do we get in sync?