The stages of grief as told by my adolescent self through poetry. Collected from 1999-2004 when I was a teenager going through a difficult transition to adulthood. From obsessively latching onto the unattainable idea of the perfect soulmate 3,000 miles away, through all the stages of grief as found out the hard way that no one, including myself, was infallible.
Each chapter is a collection of poems and writings that, to me, encapsulated which stage of grief I was in while during those difficult years. From obsession to denial, to anger, to bargaining, to depression, and finally to acceptance.
It is my most sincere hope that someone who may be going through a similarly tough time might read this and realize they aren’t alone.