Flip Side

Flip Side

You weren’t supposed

to find this place

were you?

You weren’t supposed to see

inside you.

Go back, go back

under the covers!

But you won’t, will you?

No…no, you’ll stay up

and burn up the rules,

like the wind carries

fire from tree to tree.

You weren’t supposed to feel

so much, were you?

No, don’t touch anything,

or let your heart and soul grow.

But you did and now…

you’re inside the storms

that move winter to summer

You weren’t supposed to talk

were you?

You weren’t supposed to

find your voice or know

that your own

silence speaks to itself

but it still smells of

the manufacturer.

So…now you’re finding yourself


the flip side.



Natalie resides in Peoria, Arizona, with her husband, two children, and two dogs. Her artistic journey has taken many twists and turns but photography and writing have become the primary outlets for her artistic expression. She is an artist at Offset.com and Lensdrop.   Her work/photography has been published by National Geographic Your Shot, Lensbaby, Beyond the Wanderlust, and has been licensed for ads by Samsung and other companies for advertisements. Her best days are filled with trying to guide and raise up her offspring and pups, music, reading, creating photographs and writings, hiking, yoga, cooking, and sky-gazing.  In the social media world, she can be found on Instagram @natalie_a_wheeler, and as a moderator for @theechoesinside, a hub for self-portraiture.


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