25% off mugs, totes, and spiral notebooks. Use STRETCHFOR25


Kansas City, United States

I am a dreamer, artist, and mother. I dance in the rain, spend too much time reading books, and live for my family. I am a gypsy, poet,...

Recent Love Heart

invisible ink

he closed his eyes and / asked her to read to / him the story that beats / from her heart to his
it's there.. waiting to be found by ShadowDancer

the way music can lose its shape

so with numb fingers and / and the curtain falling to the floor / I say we have played this song long enough


where delicate whispers / copied themselves and disappeared,

earth walker

I breathe in the stars, / and inhale their fantasy dust

at the brink

I’m dangling / on the edge of a cliff in my heart

l’oeil de la lune

tell me moon


Do you understand what / you did to me when / you poured your fire / over my hearts dry leaves?


why did it take so long to find you? / my heart was for so long needing to feel / the beauty of tenderness like this

play it again, sam

breathe into me


Before I knew love / life was just air / suspended

a purple crown of possibilities grows within my l…

my eyes are nearly closed / as they grow pregnant / from the visions that he has planted

the dragon storm

you are / an unwelcome hurricane


and I wonder why / the birds don’t hear / the noise in my heart

turning whiskey into nothing

there is a comfort / in talking to you / a warmth I still feel / despite my own misery


I can think of no sad songs / that will remind me of you.
the way your love anchors my flighty fairy heart by ShadowDancer


i am thankful for you / (in a way)


you once told me / that regardless of our love / mother river / always changes her course / leaving a trail of destruction / to create a ne…
it's not just that it ended, it's that it was so easy for you to let me go by ShadowDancer

fast and furious

I feel it in the marrow of my bones / I feel you in the creases of my skin

fragments of a former love fool

your love came with a knife


As night descends upon us, the candles cast a luminescent glow / Our shadows dance along the wall, matching our bodies, nice and slow

contact (without my heart)

(my heart laid out on an empty page)




get out of my head
i am fire.. you will burn by ShadowDancer


My favorite moments / are when I watch you sleep

The Secret River

I don’t want to be / some silly leftover romance / that started like a nuclear bomb / and ended without a whisper

my knight, my sculptor, my slayer

I beg of you with quiet whispers / do not abandon this blade, my lover

my fragile flowered heart

Like the angel-white petals / of a Jasmine turn towards / the scent of the golden rays / of her sun, I turn to you.


My love is yours for the asking… / but I like to hear you ask, / I like to see you beg

The After

With infinite slowness, / the warm and sticky sweetness / of your love enveloped my being.

The Divine and Unbearable Celestial Love Affair

She lay quietly, glistening, / the stars of her skin twinkle as his fingers pass / and he wonders what universe her mind is in / as he feel…

Midnight Quest of the Lone Spirit

From my perch, sheltered amongst the / evergreen gods overlooking the cliffs, / I hear the mountain breathe.

silent witness

when i hear those / sighs and / unguarded moans / i am coated, drunk, / intoxicated


I met him long ago / needing someone / to dream of when bored


So, I did, / and how! / And how / it broiled my lips.
Echoes of a Song by ShadowDancer


longing, / soft as a holy lake / caught unaware / in the hidden fold / of a virgin mountain?


It had been missing for some time / a piece of me / so slight I had overlooked it for quite a while

is it the same?

how do we know

Don’t tell me lies

But you, with your heart on your sleeve / and a child in your eyes,
i can still taste the blue water on my lips where i last saw you by ShadowDancer

The Redwood and the Rain Goddess

But when will you understand, / my Forest Sovereign, / that they are crying because / you drink me in / but then send me on my way?


when a sigh escapes / those peach flavored lips


but it continues to grow colder / as we / come apart at more than mere / fingers

you say goodnight

the hurt / p u l l s at me / when we get in bed / and you roll over

Of Men Behind Me

I’m pulling down my jeans, when he says, / “I’m behind you,” / and suddenly a rage comes / of men behind me:


This passion that sweeps fire across my breast / It chokes within me / I cannot speak.


It ended as it had begun / with an agonized scream of unfulfilled need / and bitter accusations.

Secret Smoke

Our conversations / Were laid out / Like a linen blanket / On forest green grass

From Fantasy to Reality

“I love you,” he said / and drew lines / in the sand of his emotions

A Heart’s Whisper

Stagnant noise extends the reality of the distance between them. His large hands clutch the phone….

Shadow of Shame

there was nothing / in your kiss / in your smile / in your laughter / that belied / your intentions
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait