ALWAYS WAS WHO I ALWAYS AM

ALWAYS WAS WHO I ALWAYS AM

My Pure and Dirty Path in Poetry

‚ÄčIn this untraditional account of abuse, Doucette exposes herself with raw nakedness paring her experiences down into bite-sized pieces depicting her evolution from the shadows of abandonment, betrayal, abuse, and blinding anger to the glow of acceptance, becoming, allowance, and the beauty of appreciation.

A BIT OF ALWAYS WAS WHO I ALWAYS AM

An Excerpt from Wearing Someone Else's Shoes

Sitting in the heavy hushed hall
mahogany uprightness brandishing itself
against my troubled spine
waiting for reason to slap my silly face
wearing a stupid blue and yellow flowered sundress…
wearing someone else’s shoes

 

Sitting son next to me on the bench
slapping a sticky hand carnival toy
against the daytime busy floor
waiting for reason to slap mommy’s silly face
wearing a stupid blue and yellow flowered sundress…
wearing someone else’s shoes

AND THEN CAME LOVE

...And Its Poetic Pulse

Doucette follows up her last book of poetry, Always Was Who I Always Am - My Pure and Dirty Path in Poetry, with another book of poetry, And Then Came Love - and its poetic pulse, which is simply about the experience of love...an experience that flows in many directions during its course...in and out of love, in and out of wonder, in and out of hope, and in and out of desire.

A DROP OF AND THEN CAME LOVE

An Excerpt from What Makes You Smile

Yes, your grief cuts my breath in quarters

shiny, spinning quarters

black, unmoving quarters

your unanswered questions make me want to

swallow the knowledge of the ages

so I can give it to you in my breath

and yes...

what makes you smile

makes me laugh out loud

 

Because you are my gift out of what can be

a cold and lonely world...

you make my world warm

you lighten my steps

you free me and put fire in my eyes

because...

what makes you smile

makes me laugh out loud

 

Not because I'm an extension of you...

I am all me...

Not because you are my other half...

you aren't...

not because you are my better half...

you could never be...

it's because...

what makes you smile

makes me laugh out loud

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