Sunday, November 20, 2022


I deactivated Twitter. If you ever see "somethingkaty" on Twitter, it's not me anymore. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

on empty

my tank is the shape
of an oversized mug

and it's already empty again -
after refill, after refill and another

so I'm searching for road signs
to the closest refill with my empty can

on a sunny summer Wednesday
after everyone else has already gone

leaving me with no one to walk 
through the last hour alongside 

Tuesday, March 29, 2022


I am burning through
Changes too quickly to count
These forest fires

Wednesday, January 26, 2022


sometimes I force the words
and end up starting a poem 

with words like awaken and purchase
to describe an itchy scalp 

caused by cheap shampoo
imported from Japan

in an expensive looking bottle
shaped like a jar of honey

Friday, January 21, 2022

not today

mental health supply chain issues
result in crying at work, chocolate for dinner,
stubbed toe, piles of dirty laundry,

unwashed hair, and four unfinished books
in a pile by the bed with dogeared pages
and dreams of being read.

Sunday, January 09, 2022

not my day

when I am still
there is still a storm inside

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

day 4

getting people's names wrong

day 3

step back, this isn't
about me. it's my turn

to be the pillar. make that
what I'm about.

Sunday, January 02, 2022

day 2

I like the ability
to change the words around
after I've given them life.

If I could wield that spell
for spoken word too
what a powerful witch I could be.

Saturday, January 01, 2022

day 1

yesterday we travelled through time
together we landed in my city

and once we got out, got on the highway
heading home, away from the city

you said you felt like home
this far from home, finally.