I realized the other day that it's been a long time since I've posted any of my poetry or art on here. Sometimes I get so caught up in what I want my blog to be when it grows up, that I forget what makes this blog different from all the others -- me. Plus there's the constant terror of public humiliation and rejection. Not that I think I'll have a mass exodus of followers due to my poetry/art (and if I did, good riddance to those fools) but my poetry and art is so personal. It's a part of me that I don't share with many people at all and this soul-baring exposure is hard, it's uncomfortable. But it's necessary to stretch myself out of my comfort zone so I can continue to grow.
So, here it is, a poem that I wrote for one of my English classes back in 2007 and the painting that I did in 2009 to go with the poem. There's also an explanation below if you're that interested. ;)