Where I Wither

Anessah Barker
Feb 27, 2022


Photo by Kingsley Osei-Abrah on Unsplash

I wonder:

What is it like to be carried?

To be truly held?

To be loved by choice

And not by one compelled?

Have you been cherished?

Oh, do please tell!

I’ve often been promised heaven

Yet, still find my home in hell.



Anessah Barker

Both a keeper and a weeper. A writer, a wife, a mother, and a life long scholar. BA English Literature(2013), M.LIS(2018), current MSW student. She/Her/Hers