Karen Touzalin

Rookie - 13 Points (Kingston, Jamaica)

Biography of Karen Touzalin

I began writing poetry at age fourteen, it was inspired by love of course, that has been the catalyst for all my poetry to this day. I was given a copy of Sonia Sanches 'Love Poems' at seventeen and my world was changed forever. I discovered Pablo Neruda, Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni and loved the imagery captured in their words.

The stages of love, the flirtation, intensity, passion, selfless (agape) , loss of love, heartbreak, heartache and new love makes writing poetry cathartic. I hope anyone reading my poetry will enjoy them as much as I do writing them.

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The Two Step

We put words in the spaces
reserved for lovers
lovers who sit in complete silence, comfortable in the
We use dancing words, words that glide across lips
spinning images about loving
loving life,
loving family,
and friends,

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