by Claire Count 5/27/2018




She said yes

Now a dress

A lacey white dress

No more a girl

A woman

Leaving one family

To build a new

Excited, afraid

Will the love me forever

Will they leave me never

Take the leap?

I will and I do


( Image By David Ball [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)], from Wikimedia Commons )


TOSKA, The Art of Misery

Collection of poems carefully selected from decades of writings to form an intimate chapbook. The illustrated collection grows from sorrow and struggle transformed into a persistent belief things will improve.

As the saying my mentor shared with me goes “Adversity makes you bitter or better.” ┬áIn this collection with a Taurean tenacity, we cling and insist that we can make a world better.

Please join me on this journey into TOSKA, The Art of Misery. Coming in Summer.



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