mourning, I thought
my puzzle pieces
fit together
with no seams.
But then I found
the letter
he wrote before
he left us.
I’m not as tough
as I would like to be.
Something left
to break me,
hidden in a box.

Image Credit:jesse orrico

When not writing poetry, I'm tangled up in yarn or buried under dogs. My poems have been published in Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Alien Buddha Zine, Medusa’s Kitchen, and others. My three chapbooks are available on Amazon. Nominee for 2023 Best of The Net. Editor of Open Arts Forum and Kiss My Poetry. Accidental interviewer. Faker of fake news.


“My Father’s Ghost Hates Cats”

“The Big Unda”

“How to Get Me Up in the Morning:

Twitter: @NolchaF