It Was Always Her

Dr. Michelle Goni MD is a radiologist in Miami, Florida.

This poem comes from her new poetry anthology entitled, “Roses and Thorns”-a memoir-esque compilation of a beautiful and messy life.

It is available for purchase on Amazon

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it was always her.

she was the one

who made his heart flutter

he knew it from the second he met her.

not a perfect match

quite opposite in fact

she tried to ignore his intentions

so she created a story of impossibility

to avoid reality.

it was better to assume it would end

than to consider the opposite stance.

a love so true

a love so loyal

a love so permanent

she wanted to reciprocate

but she resisted

instead her heart couldn’t bear another dagger

it was covered in scars









Note from the author. “I was raised in Long Island, New York. I completed medical school and a Diagnostic Radiology residency program in Puerto Rico and finished a Musculoskeletal fellowship from the University of Miami.  For over 18 years, I have worked as a Teleradiologist from my home office in Miami, FL. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three sons, traveling, getting together with friends, exercising, and writing. Most recently, my lifelong dream of writing a book became a reality. I published my first prose poetry book titled, Roses and Thorns: a memoir-esque compilation of a beautiful and messy life. I hope that by sharing my stories about grief, fear, failure, shame, evolution, success, family, and love, it will lead others to embrace authentic introspection, healing, empathy, gratitude, and self-compassion.”

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