Porch Swing Spell

This is a poem from a poetry workshop that I've revised. My inspiration is this swing in the picture. I spend a lot of time here when we visit the lake.


Encounter with Death in a Hallway

I wrote this poem after my friend told me about her grandmother scaring her in a hallway. She said "She walks like death!" and I thought the contrast between a sweet, innocent grandmother and something as scary as death was too good to pass up!

Vital Signs

This was another piece I wrote from the hospital after getting a nurse to explain to us what all the numbers and colors meant on the monitor.

Hospital Stay

This poem is about some of the anxiety of being in the hospital with a loved one. While it was probably one of my better poems from the creative writing class I was in, I am really thankful that this ordeal is behind me.