Romance Imagined

This was a section of my Freshman Humanities class in college, and I think this theme, better than any other, encapsulates the idea of love, and heartache that may result.

My experiences with romance have not been the best. I was in a long-term, emotionally abusive relationship throughout high-school, which ended with him cheating on me. I dated two other guys in college, and married the latter of those two. That being said, while I don’t have a lot of experiences, I hope my poems can speak to you, the reader. Perhaps in this category, more than any other, can you see my emotional journey, and any resulting growth and maturity.