But I almost died. {poem}

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I could have settled

and I did try

to tuck and fold,

our towels

hung side by side.

I tried to fit in

but trees don’t want ceilings

and clouds breathe seasons;

my heart doesn’t do

freeze dry.

I’m wind planted; stormy

at times and calmed by

Nature’s lullaby. I straddle

this world and somewhere

far off; where conversations

dive through soul’s pooled eyes

and wander over saucers of


I tried. I really did.

But I almost died. Normal

isn’t all that it is. That’s why

I had to say goodbye.

Poem featured in my latest book, “This is Love” ❤

Carolyn Riker is a poet, writer and author. She has two books of poetry: Blue Clouds and This is Love. In addition to writing, she has a private practice as a highly sensitive mental health therapist. If you would like to read more of her words, follow her on Facebook at Carolyn Riker, MA, LMHC.

Dreamer. Poet. HSP. Empath. Licensed MH Therapist. 3 books published. 3X Top Writer. Love espressos & my chunky cat. www.carolynriker.com

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