I recently borrowed two books of poetry from my friend, Jayna: The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace and Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur.
I made up a New Year’s Resolution for this year, like many people do, and like many people do, I’ve failed thus far to reach any of them.
I suffer from sensory overload. It hits often in public places (usually in church meetings), but sometimes I get smacked in the face with it at home (especially when I’m trying to write). Since I recently read a book that featured slam poetry, I wrote a poem on how this feels in such a way that I’d read it in a slam (if I had the courage).
Part of this country is on fire. Part of this country is drowning. Hurricane Irma is likely to hit Florida soon, while Texas is still recovering from Hurricane Harvey. Other locations in the world are experiencing devastation and loss from nature and, unfortunately, from the actions of other human beings.
A coworker let me borrow Slammed by Colleen Hoover. I was excited to read it (I love borrowing books from people who have enjoyed them), and once I got going, I was flipping pages pretty quickly.