Comments : Nesting.

  • 1 month ago

    by Jamie

    I really enjoy the things you write. I can tell it comes from a lot of pain and reality. They are beautifully sad and I hope they help you heal in the end.

  • 1 month ago

    by Daniel

    There’s a lot of questions asked here, the inevitable speculation before the healing. Sometimes there’s never any answers. Sometimes answers and hindsight cause more problems.

    I hope your poetry is helping you, MA. Sometimes suffering turns out our best poetry, and this is wonderful. Some beautiful wordplay:

    ‘Unbraid my bones’
    ‘Baby bird bandaged’
    ‘Heal rusty sockets’

    Your word choice is immaculate, but the bigger picture is you. I hope you’re well.

  • 4 weeks ago

    by Ya----Na

    Just three words
    Front page write!

  • 4 weeks ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Glad to see it was nominated. Hugs

    • 4 weeks ago

      by Poet on the Piano

      Thank you, everyone. And yes, writing without a doubt helps. Sometimes, like when I wrote this, I have those moments where I think back and it seems like a different life. I've grown from a lot but at times it's hard looking back and realizing how bad things got. That is all the process of healing and being able to cope and move forward.

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Ben Pickard

    I'm so glad to see this on the front page, MA.

    A very happy Christmas to you.

    Ben

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Congrats on your win

  • 2 weeks ago

    by IdTakeABulletForYou

    Judge's Comment:

    The world is a dark place, and Poet on the Piano shares a piece of their own darkness in this write about finding the light after a suicide attempt that led to their containment and subsequent release from an institution. Perfect segues between realism and metaphor create a beautifully sculpted poem about looking for a way to fix a person who has been broken for a lifetime. After multiple reads, this truly touched me, and as dark as it got there is still a glimmer of hope shining in through the darkness.

    -Stephen