Am I A Poet?

Am I a poet? This question, this self-defeating echo, kept replaying in my head when I took my first steps toward publishing my first poetry book, The Groundwork of Realization. Consumed by anxiety, I didn’t know if my work was “good enough.” I didn’t know if my work would ever be read…or if I was …

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How Much Does It Hurt?

Trigger warning: The following poem contains graphic references to domestic violence. Do not suffer alone. We all feel your pain, and support is available. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. https://soundcloud.com/thorne-mcfarlane/how-much-does-it-hurt How much does it hurt? Does anyone feel your pain? How much does it hurt? Does anyone feel your pain? How much does …

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