The Importance of Breaking From Routine

I wrote a poem the other day as I was on my way out the door that included this stanza: It’s important to go out at odd times sometimesTo break from your routineRemind yourself you’re not locked inThat there’s a whole big world just waiting Writers and other creative types often talk about the importanceContinue reading “The Importance of Breaking From Routine”

What If I Don’t Want to Be Perceived?

What I am struggling with the most about social media these days is that it feels as though we have to make ourselves the centre of whatever we post, and most of the time, I don’t want to be perceived. I want to share my art, but I often don’t want to be seen. IContinue reading “What If I Don’t Want to Be Perceived?”

I’ve Never Allowed Myself to Only Be a Poet Because I’ve Always Felt That Wasn’t Enough

I wonder if there’s a difference between a poet and a writer.They speak of the poet’s heart, but what do they mean?There are times when prose feels so stilted to me,When I crave the fluidity of line breaks,The freedom to not be understood fully,The convention to break convention,The magic of diving underwaterTo retrieve a poemContinue reading “I’ve Never Allowed Myself to Only Be a Poet Because I’ve Always Felt That Wasn’t Enough”

I Must Write

I moisturize, prepare my tea.I turn on my music, put my phone on a box of salt.I send my cryptic messages about the moon and rust.I change into clean clothes, remember I have laundry to do.I allow a song to play through in its entirety.I open my notebook, realize my lips are chapped.I get upContinue reading “I Must Write”

Are You Afraid to Share Your Art?

As artists, most of us are sensitive to criticism. We can feel terrified of putting our work out there. Our art can represent the most vulnerable parts of ourselves, and the last thing we may want is to make that available for public consumption. It doesn’t help that we regularly see other creatives be evisceratedContinue reading “Are You Afraid to Share Your Art?”