My feelings of uneasiness,

discomfort in my own skin,

a stage in a process.

I have a choice, to stay or go,

no need to tolerate unkind treatment.

Others will value my energy and respect my skills.

I exhale, in relief...


I am a poet in Richmond, Virginia, who also works as a retail associate and a substitute teacher. My undergraduate degree is from the College of William and Mary (major in history, minor in theatre) and my Masters in Counseling is from Virginia Commonwealth University. I've been writing poetry seriously for a year and continue to grow and explore the forms of poetry. Edit, edit, edit and make every word work hard for you. The beauty and the challenge of poetry...