"Sober" by Valerie Parente

Toxins by Valerie Parente

I became the person I tried not to be
because it got way too hard being me.





– Valerie Parente (12-12-2019)

Temporary Fix

Temporary Fix by Valerie Parente


I felt fuzzy and like my vision was delayed
and I couldn’t keep up with the things my mind wanted to say
and it was nice not to have to think twice
because I was too busy trying to walk in a straight line.

My mind is always racing
and it was nice to slow down the pacing
all the worry, insecurity, anger…
It was too blurry to see my problems
so I didn’t even need to solve them
finally some peace of mind, without the effort or time.

– Valerie Parente (11-11-2019)

Sweet Poison

Sweet Poison by Valerie Parente

I’ve been chasing that feeling
it’s like being in love without the demons.
Dizzy. Giggling. Carefree. Confident. Lightheaded. Intoxicated.
Under a blissful spell
without needing someone else.


– Valerie Parente (10-29-2019)


Vodka by Valerie Parente

"The Rush" by Valerie Parente

I’m a little bit tipsy
I’m a little bit numb
and I can’t handle my feelings
cause I’ve been feeling too much.

I’m a little bit sloppy
I’m a little bit drunk
and I want to be carefree
but I don’t feel good enough.

I’m a little bit dizzy
I’m a little bit buzzed
and I know that you need me
but I just want to feel loved.

– Valerie Parente (10-13-2019)