Disclaimer, please read
Hey everyone! If you’re new here, hi! My name is Mary. I’m the author of Spirit of Fire and Soren, and this is my first real delve into poetry. Or, posting it, that is.
First of all, thank you so much for clicking on this work of poems. I appreciate each and every one of you so much. But before we get into it, I want to give a quick disclaimer.
As the title suggests, many of these works are quite dark. Without getting too personal, 2022 especially has been a big year of transition for me – both good and bad – and this is one way for me to make sense of the whirlwind of thoughts and feelings in my head. I’m very much at the beginning of a healing journey, the intricacies of which I’m not going to specify, but I’m sure you’ll see its influences through my poems.
These works are very much inspired by real people or events, and just things I’m working through within myself. Those of you that have read Soren are about to see where much of my inspiration for Darius comes from, (most of it unconscious influences, I might add) but there’s also undertones of anxiety, numbness/dissociation, disordered eating, and toxic relationships. So, just know that as you proceed, and you have my invitation to stop reading whenever you’d like. I won’t ever truly specify what a poem is about, because I think poetry looks different for everyone, and I love that words speak to people in their own unique way. So, with that said, I invite you to find your own meaning in these works.
Also, I just want to say, I’m doing okay. The parts of me that are portrayed in these works are only a portion of me. And while they may be the darkest parts of who I am, they don’t define me, nor do I envelop my personality around them. I have plenty of supports, including an amazing therapist, a great emotional support doggo (his name is Scotty, he’s very cute), and a truly wonderful person I get to call my fiancé. I’m doing okay over here in my little corner of Western Canada, and the last thing I want to make anyone feel worried about me. I’m doing better every day, and I appreciate all you lovely humans so much for believing in my writing. It means more than you could ever know.
With all that said, onto the poetry!