It’s Been Awhile:

A personal blog post in the form of poetry.

Image courtesy of Jae Raine Photography

Months Later

The jingle

of my own car keys in my hands,

the thud

when my child jumps from bed to floor,

the slam

of a car door outside my kitchen window;

Fills my heart with fire,

Pulls the oxygen from my lungs,

Sends my body into panic mode.

My brain speeds through scenarios,

automatic responses to the trauma.


from our frigid winter days

and our endless summer nights,

from you.

It’s funny how,

even when you’re not here,

You still scare me.

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