Poems and Stories
Date Published: Jan 31, 2024
How do you stitch yourself back together after trauma, loss, grief, heartbreak? By inviting what is broken to become what is breathtaking. THE BODY is a collection of poems and short stories written in lyrical prose during the hardest moments of the author's life. This collection explores themes of love, loss, grief, seduction, creativity, consciousness, female empowerment, post- traumatic expansion, and the collective human experience. Because when words are not enough, art is the container that holds what the body cannot. And as the heart breaks open, the soul can be set free.
Be A Surrealist
Be a surrealist.
A beautiful life defies logic and conditioning.
It laughs in the face of convention and dares us to open ourselves to the terror of the possible–
…to lean into sorrow of joy’s inevitable departure.
Whichever dream cannot leave your mind, court her.
Lure her to your bed
and cook her breakfast in the morning.
For the moments you spend together in lock step will feel unreal and uncharted,
And the times you are apart will be beige with dry mouth.
Know this: everything that is not for you feels normal,
And everything that is yours
will terrify, seduce, and astound you with life surreal.
About the Author
Artist. Two-time TEDx talker. Singer-Songwriter. Entrepreneur. Novelist-Playwright. Ghostwriter. Mental Health Advocate. A no-holds barred journey of transformation and recovery from PTSD, Holly's story is a raw and honest testament to the power of creative resilience. Forged from the heartache of personal trauma, she's spun her pain into a wealth of creative prowess, shattering societal norms, and challenging the idea of 'spiritual bypassing.'
Holly's lyrical prose combines self-hypnosis with carefully crafted wordsmithing to ignite the senses and the soul through their musical cadence. Holly wrote, produced, and starred in her debut musical BLOOD SUPPLY: A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE LOVE STORY premiering in Los Angeles January 2023 to stellar reviews. She releases music under the artist name HOLLY HOLLOWS and resides in Los Angeles, CA.
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