About Alexandra Heep

About Alexandra Heep: The internet has allowed allowed Alexandra to maintain a semblance of life when encountering an unexpected, lingering health crisis. The Internet is a lifeline which not only allows her to remain connected to friends, but also survive, via writing.While Alexandra Heep is her pen name, she does not hide behind it. Instead, she used it to brand herself on the Internet and to create opportunities.

Alexandra published her first book, a collection of her best poems, on July 11, 2012. You can buy it at Lulu.com

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tanka for NaPoWriMo Day 18

Today's prompt on the NaPoWriMo website was to write about an urgent journey or message. Now, I made a very important journey almost three years ago that I wanted to write about. I made a move from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago, Illinois that was an adventure against all odds. There were so many factors and challenges to overcome, plus it was a destination at which I had never pictured myself.

Alas, I just could not get the words to come into poetry form. Which is strange, really, because when I talk to people I use a lot of words and take great care in choosing them when trying to convey the exact circumstances and emotions of a situation.

So, in this case I simply came up with a tanka about the journey of life.

Life is a journey
that often leads us into
unexpected turns
do they lead to happiness
or the opposite? We choose.