There isn’t a day I don’t wake up and physically have to decide that I am more good than I am bad.

This is not a chore; this is a gift.

Sierra DeMulder, “We Made It

(via twloha)

twloha:

Poet Sierra DeMulder performs “Today Means Amen.” 

Today.

Thank you so much To Write Love On Her Arms. My weekend was filled with hope, great conversation, and a beautiful community.

Thank you so much To Write Love On Her Arms. My weekend was filled with hope, great conversation, and a beautiful community.

buttonpoetry:

Sierra DeMulder - “Seven Layers of Hell”

"In this room, every person I have ever regretted fucking and the sound of their orgasm."

Performing at the book release party for Michael Mlekoday’s debut collection, The Dead Eat Everything.

My sister told me a soul mate is not the person who makes you the happiest but the one who makes you feel the most, who conducts your heart to bang the loudest, who can drag you giggling with forgiveness from the cellar they locked you in. It has always been you. — Sierra Demulder, Love, Forgive Me (via quotethat)

To Write Love On Her Arms - UChapters Summer Conference

I am beyond ecstatic to announce I’ll be speaking/performing at To Write Love On Her Arms’ UChapters Summer Conference. This is a connection I have wanted to make for so long and I am so thankful for the opportunity to share my story. Stay tuned for a guest blog written by yours truly and a poem or two on TWLOHA social media soon!

sierrademulder:

buttonpoetry:

Sierra DeMulder - “The Unrequited Love Poem” (Poetry Observed)

"A soul mate is not the person who makes you the happiest, but the one who makes you feel the most."

As part of our collaboration with Poetry Observed, we’re re-releasing the original series of videos we filmed with them in 2012, the first video project Button ever worked on, on the Button YouTube. 

This is still probably one of my favorite poems I’ve ever written. Thanks for sharing buttonpoetry!

buttonpoetry:

Sierra DeMulder - “The Unrequited Love Poem” (Poetry Observed)

"A soul mate is not the person who makes you the happiest, but the one who makes you feel the most."

As part of our collaboration with Poetry Observed, we’re re-releasing the original series of videos we filmed with them in 2012, the first video project Button ever worked on, on the Button YouTube. 

This is still probably one of my favorite poems I’ve ever written. Thanks for sharing buttonpoetry!

WAG

(This is a first draft. Please do not repost or reblog. Thank you!)


My dog has a cut as long as a worm
on the end of his tail. I don’t know

how he got it or what it means—a sign
of the apocalypse is not your dog

bleeding all over your bathroom,
right? And it’s just the bathroom really

because he is a needy pup who
loves his mama and follows her

from room to room, in and out of
the rectangular bathroom to watch her

pee or just sit as loyal as a statue
beside her, me, as I soak in the tub.

Anyway, back to blood. He has
only left blood in the bathroom

because it is such a thin room and
he, with that long joyful tail, will

repeatedly whack the walls as
he wags his happiness right there,

right out in open, as if he doesn’t care
the world is too small to fit it. And

because it is my job as the poet
to always find the metaphor—the bigger,

more painful meaning of it all—I think
my dog is trying to tell me something

with his bloody paintbrush and too
trusting eyes: this will hurt. This happiness

will end once you wag your untameable
gut, your heart, once you let it all hang out.


- Sierra DeMulder