Week 20 – If Just to Say

If Just to Say

Today in the field
A woman asked myself and my colleagues
If we were a women’s construction company
We told her we were scientists but
Part of me wanted to say yes
If just to say
Here we are
Here we work

We are not going anywhere.


Week 19 – Stumble


I am too good at beginnings.
They last so short, bursts of adrenaline sparking my heart when I see your name.

I feel wise beyond 23 years when I let things begin at the end,
Hope the way I leave you is better than a cold night in Hoboken, coat held to my chest, wondering when I got so lost.

It is so easy to smile at your butterflies.

Let me stumble into your arms.

Week 14 – You Give Me Butterflies, Part 2

You Give Me Butterflies, Part 2

You make my heart beat in the best way
My pulse has wings that move to your voice
My fingertips are electric in your hands.


Week 8 – You give me butterflies

You give me butterflies 

You give me butterflies

You make me smile and frown 

I am surprised at how my emotions change on my face

The little muscles you can touch without even putting your fingers on me

I am so in hope with you. 


Week 5 – Things Have Gone Wrong Today

Things Have Gone Wrong Today

Part of me,

Is wishful thinking,

Is reading into the words,

Is beating heart and wondering,

If it’s my fault.


Time and time again,

I can’t keep my heart from bleeding onto my sleeve.


I wonder when I will be enough.