Author Archives: Rina

Choose Wisely

I wrote this a few months into my first romantic relationship in almost 20 years, my first romantic relationship with a woman, and the first romantic relationship I’d ever entered while still married to my husband. One night, struggling through … Continue reading

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Onsra

Regarding the inspiration which led to her song Love Me Anyway, Pink once said: “I’m a hard person to be in a relationship with. I have a really high bar for myself and a really high bar for others. That … Continue reading

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I Want

I want to be the one who knows you. Your likes and dislikes, your preferences, and your little idiosyncrasies. I want to be the one you can talk to about anything and everything without fear of judgment. I want to … Continue reading

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Two Years of Journaling in a Nutshell

Someone told me recently that writers tend to present their best selves in their work, so I thought today I would invite you into my crazy and publish a little peek into my not-so-great self. Elizabeth Gilbert once wrote that … Continue reading

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Evergreen/Chiaroscuro

*The shorter version of this poem (found below entitled Chiaroscuro,) and this one are excerpts from the larger work entitled Evergreen that I have since submitted for Tell Her Summit’s upcoming Anthology Pause and Pivot. I’m sharing both here, mostly for … Continue reading

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Submission for National Poetry Month

Hello, friends, I need your help! Those who are participating in Tell Her Summit’s 30 day poetry challenge have been invited to submit ONE poem from the challenge for something special they’re putting together (we don’t know what, yet.) I’ve … Continue reading

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I Listened

I see a lot of people talking right now about quarantine weight gain. We’re posting funny memes and joking about how we’re going to roll out of our homes when all this is over, and I get it. There is … Continue reading

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