Lovely Curses is a name I devised from a poem I wrote several years ago entitled, “A Blessed Curse.” This poem explores the workings of a toxic relationship in which a woman who is repeatedly heart broken by her lover (the curse) returns to his embrace because she can’t force herself to ignore his haphazard maneuvers of devotion and affection (the blessing).
Still, I come back.
Because you open your doors to me,
nourishment, warmth, solace,
if only for a moment,
because in that moment,
I am blessed.
Forgetting my curse
will soon follow.
—excerpt from “A Blessed Curse”
I believe this poem accents my brand as an author, because although I write on a variety of subjects, one topic I always come back to is the mistakes one makes in blinding love.