2016: that’s what she said
a year of Medium stories by Tamyka Bell
Who would’ve thought I published over 100 poems in 2016? Rather than let that original collection get even more unwieldy, I’m resetting. Starting from zero. Check out the new stuff here.
because the original collection was getting a little unwieldythewriterarchives.com
a short collection of found poetry from teenage diaries,
with thanks to Lena Lowe and Kirsty McManuspoetry-in-form.com
If I’ve done my calculations right, none of the poems below should appear in the collections above…and the best stuff is in the collections.
I was going to order these by popularity but that seemed like hard work. I considered arranging them according to how I feel about them, but that changes daily. So here’s an alphabetical list. I know, so unoriginal. (Unless I get the order wrong.)
See that pile over there?
The one with the magazines,
the sweater, and
last month’s wish list?medium.com
Endless promise captured in a single strand,
detained by concertina wire, spiralling out of control
You were born of woman and man; thus, you are a child.
But, also, you are a poem.
Child, know: you are a one-line poem…medium.com
I think I found you in the
space where time didn’t matter
and words didn’t exist,
or maybe it was on the internet.medium.com
growing up dreaming, believing in The One
who would right all wrongs. Write your songs
with clumsy words and…medium.com
Marvels, mysteries made
dangerous in mad musings, confusing
obsession with love,
friendship with fearful pandering…medium.com
a letter of apology,
which I delivered to kind strangers
who live in my neighbourhoodmedium.com
She was the poet.
She did not know who else to be;
she could not be any other.medium.com
Mist-crowned trees tower below a bald, open expanse of rock. The trail undulates underneath skies never-ending. We…poetry-in-form.com
I wanted to capture the pieces that made me think and feel, and put them in one place where you and I would be able to…lastweekthismorning.com
I thought I’d keep a list of memoir and opinion pieces separate from my creative pieces, because some of my readers…medium.com