Was like a postcard from a friend
A few words to lift me up
On a day I’d never met
A gesture to jettison the grownup
Was like a wide-eyed mirror
Rousing tomorrow’s blood
But still nothing seems clear
What’s here, returned, left of
Brings up a smile lost in the shadows
The release of nothing matters
A long climb out the window
To reimagine the internal rafters.
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.