If it didn’t cost me

so much

I would share

so much more

of who I know I really am

with you.



you must pay

for the privilege

to know my body

while I recover the cost.

~Marlies Vonn






A Special Note to Those Who Doubt that I Write My Poems

Recently, a few drifters, after reading my work, have asked me “did you write that?”

A note to serve as clarification: all of my poems are original works written by me.

It is the only way I know how to communicate my pain, in its purest and uncut form.

This note is not directed towards my regular readers, who can clearly see the “~Marlies Vonn” at the end of each poem I write. I give credit if I am quoting another author.

Thank you for reading and thank you for your time.