Monday Musings: Wait

Monday Musings: Wait


Buried and suffocating beneath all your old belongings,

hidden under discarded cards and abandoned teddy bears,

I really feel forgotten.


I miss the days when you held me closest to your chest,

cuddling me to your heart as the night came and left;

I was the favorite.


I lie in wait and hope for your arrival,

just a hint of your coat tail as you slip past,

maybe just your long shadow lying against me,

or even a small wisp of hair, and I would be thankful.


And so I wait for you to notice me as I lay at the bottom

of the discarded cards and abandoned teddy bears.



Monday Musings: I Breathe

Monday Musings: I Breathe
I Breathe

My heart does this thing.

It skips a beat.

It pitter-patters.

Nothing matters

Except you.


Your smile warms me down to my toes.

I think everyone knows.

But I won’t say a word to them about it.

It’s our secret.

A secret the whole world knows.


They know you hold my hand,

bring me gifts,

kiss my nose,

hug me close.


They know it’s you I love,

I want,

I need,

I breathe.


Monday Musings: Whole.

Monday Musings: Whole.


I want to laugh.

I want to cry.

And sometimes,

I don’t even know why.


You make me feel so alive

but at the same time,

so dead inside.


What did I do to

deserve this pain?


I gave you what

I could but nothing

will change.


I can’t keep swallowing

these shards of broken

glass you hand me to

ease the pain.


I can’t keep handing

over the pieces of

my heart for you to

break all over again.


When will you sew the

pieces back together

and keep my heart

safe and warm?


When will you see how

much this pain is bearing

down on me and lift

away this burden?


Will I ever be whole again?


Introducing Monday Musings

After that lovely Thanksgiving break, I’m back with some exciting news for the blog! I am adding a new category to A Geeky Gal! Monday Musings are going to be a small place for me to share my poetry and short stories. I know they’re not really geeky, but I talk about mental health here too, so I think we can make this a happy medium!


Every Monday (well, not every Monday, but a lot!) I hope to share some personal poetry from my old notebooks and social media as well as some short stories that are old and new! My Thanksgiving Day post really pushed me to give this a shot. Let me know what you think. Stay tuned for the very first installment right after this post!


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That One Time at Thanksgiving

That One Time at Thanksgiving

It was a cool afternoon in Alabama. The leaves had fallen, school was out for the week, and I was an awkward teenager visiting my (ex) boyfriend’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. I had carefully picked out my outfit and did my hair. I even applied a little make up besides just doing eyeliner which was my signature makeup look during high school. I really wanted to make a good impression on his family after all.

The introductions went without incident. In fact, most of the afternoon went fine! I felt a little less awkward by the time dinner was ready. I grabbed my plate and headed towards the Thanksgiving spread. After getting a little bit of everything, I sat with my (ex) boyfriend and started digging in.

Slowly everyone emerged from the kitchen to take a seat with their full plates. I was still chowing down and pretending to watch whatever football game was playing on TV. Then I heard his mother clear her throat pointedly. I looked over, and everyone was staring at me. Even my (ex) boyfriend.

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Thank You for 350 Followers!

Thank You for 350 Followers!

While this is really a personal milestone and not a WordPress achievement, I wanted to take the time to say thank you to all of you.

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When I started A Geeky Gal, I never thought I’d have 100 followers, let alone 350 followers. That many people like my stuff? You gotta be kidding me! With help from friends, family, and readers, this blog has truly blossomed. It wouldn’t be the blog it is today without readers like you.

Readers like you make this all worthwhile. You read, like, share, and comment on my posts. You make blogging feel rewarding. You make all of this worth it. You make my hard work feel validated.

From the bottom of my geeky heart, thank you.

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Spoilers! 10 Days Until Our Wedding

Spoilers! 10 Days Until Our Wedding

Hello readers! In case you have no clue what’s been going on at House Geek since the 30 Day Anime Challenge, we’ve been preparing for our wedding on October 13th. “But you’re already married,” I hear you say. Yes, that is true!

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