This Is Who I Am

I prefer soft landings and slow starts

Carolyn Riker
Published in
2 min readSep 6, 2022
Photo by Ben Scott on Unsplash

I prefer soft landings and slow starts.
Space to deliberately study a leaf’s lineage.
To feel words as they roll over my tongue.

Is there a river-like cadence?
Or do I need a valley of vowels with voles?
Am I caught in the grey shale shades,
unable to find the blue ones?
Or have I wed my…



Carolyn Riker

Poetry is my first love. Inspired by intuition & my chunky ginger cat. My favorite place is by the sea, sipping espressos and daydreaming.