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Poetry allows me to express my emotions in a way prose can’t.

Pink background with sprigs of lavender on the right side. I typed out note that says “Her love was like lavender.” — Chouette
Photo by Laura Chouette on Unsplash

Maybe it’s the precision of the words. Maybe it’s the rhythm. I haven’t figured it out yet. Maybe I never will.

Writing, especially poetry, helps me process and understand my emotions in a new way.

Last month, I wrote a letter to my dad.

He passed away on July 7th, 2001. 20 years ago. He died as he lived — alone. I carry many regrets around his…

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Adrienne Parkhurst

Adrienne Parkhurst

Mom. Wife. Writer. Editor. Healthcare Freelance Writer. Lifetime Learner. Flawed Leader. Sharing my life lessons through personal essays and memoirs.