Dress Up

I’m writing this poem
in lipstick I don’t wear,
on a mirror I won’t look in.
I’m adding color to a reflection
I haven’t seen in years,
cherry red lips you’ll never kiss,
a fictional existence,
the side of me no one will recognize,
painting a lie on the illusion,
playing pretend like the princess
trying on mommy’s clothes.


Check out my book, The Four Stages of Poetry, now available on amazon.

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From Butterfly

*This piece is a submission for a literary magazine with the prompt: Spread Your Wings Into a New Beginning (Strange, ik)*

 

She took her first breath as a butterfly,
a delicate mix of color and poison,
developed from the toxins she tasted as a child.
She became a woman too soon,
her body transforming before her second breath,
her newfound wisdom guiding her away from the venoms
that used to captivate her.
She now spends her days
spreading her wings as a parrot,
learning how to speak.


Check out my book, The Four Stages of Poetry, now available on amazon.

My Body

My body / tells me / I should be ashamed / of how I treat it / That I should not / be allowed / to own it / if I cannot / take care of it / I smile / apologize / promising / to try harder / Promise / to stop tearing my skin to shreds / Promise / to stop licking bombshells / promise / to leave the injuries to someone / other than myself / This was / six years ago / three years ago / six months ago / This was / recent past / past nonetheless / I spend the present / apologizing / to everything / I put it through / We may never / have a healthy relationship / but my guilt runs deep / My body / knows / I am sorry / every time / I look / in the mirror / judge / what I have turned it into / a piece of art / sculpted / into something / I am unable / to admire / I am unable / to see / the beauty in.


Check out my book, The Four Stages of Poetry, now available on amazon.

My Book!!

Haha, how exciting it is to finally have something published!

My new compilation poetry book, The Four Stages of Poetry, will be released on February 9th! Keep an eye out for links 😉

 

 

Back cover description!

In this collection of poetry, Marysa takes you on a journey through the ups and downs of the four stages of poetry.
Love
Marysa writes the progression of desire, love and losing through a collection of captivating love poems.
Anger
Read through the subtle progression of all-consuming hatred to refusal to let the hurt from another person control you as each new poem furthers this story of betrayal.
Memory
Think back on a time you fell in love and the moment you decided enough. Marysa takes you on a ride of hung up to moved on through this collection of poetic memories.
Venting
Everything else is thrown into two subcategories of Writing and Feelings. Writing takes you through the convolution of writing about writing. Feelings guides you through a troubled mind, ending with an ability to be okay.