Am I Safe?

“Every time I heard someone say, “I am safe,”
the child in me hid.

When asked what safety meant to me, I replied, “complete trust and vulnerability.” I had the idea of safety in my head, but it couldn’t reach
my body and my heart…”

Lauren A. Jennings is teacher, writer and advocate for mental healing. She received her B.A. in English and Master of Arts in Teaching from Covenant College on Lookout Mountain, GA. 

When she’s not in the classroom, you can find her hiking, singing and giving piggy-back rides to her daughter.

Connect with Lauren on Facebook at Lauren A. Jennings @deephealbipolar and on Instagram, her favorite share space, @healbipolarandbeyond.

Here’s where you can read some of Lauren’s work.

Lovestruck Lesions:

“When two paths cross
Words and eyes drop
Swiftly…”
The Thorn 2010 (p. 10)


Yellow Raincoat
:

“yellow
raincoat
bobs,

lopsided,
downhill
in the afternoon…”
The Thorn
2010 (p. 15)


Gift:

“Your bread turned to stones,
The bottle of formula
Like rock in your gut…”
ELLA Library’s Reflections on Generosity and Thanks: A Collection of Poems.


9 Tips If Depression Has You Down This Winter:                                            

“The earth lies dormant in winter, and I want to hibernate, too…”
 
The Mighty


Parking Lot Prophet:

“As soon as he said it,
I knew what it was…”

Fathom Magazine


Nightwatch:

“I follow crumbs at
Dusk along the damp
Earth. Will tomorrow’s
Materialize?”
 
The Mudroom

Jailbreak:

“Love sings out
Where I am shackled.
I would cast down these walls…”
The Fallow House

Sunglow:

“I am slowly layering
A tamer tan line…”
The Amethyst Review

Starfall:

“When I look up,
Fog veils the mountain
Outside the cafe
Window, an ethereal
Blanket enfolding trust…”
The Amethyst Review

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