"Leaving is not enough; you must stay gone."

The title of this post comes from a poem written by poet Marty McConnell entitled, “Frida Kahlo to Marty McConnell.” She wrote this poem as if Frida Kahlo were giving her the relationship advice she was seeking.

Likewise, below is a poem from Frida about (assumably) Diego Rivera (please comment if you know otherwise), for which I am using to understand who and what is tolerable in a romantic relationship, as I begin a much delayed period of living in solitude. Her final three lines resonate deeply.


Hi! Welcome!

I’m stoked you made it to my site! Maybe this means you have a copy of Coastal?! Maybe this means you are going to have a copy of Coastal in your near future?! :D

Anyways, for this first post I’m simply going to identify and explain parts about the site so you can navigate it better. All future blog posts will be found here and will usually be a random babble about something that is moving me, pissing me off, confusing me, exciting me, or making me laugh. Sometimes these posts will come in the form of prose, poetry, articles, reviews, essays, quotations, art, songs, visual clips, etc.

Whatever it is that I share, I will try and say something honest and novel to explain its relevance and importance!

Site Landings

Coastal - Homepage! Learn about my first book of poetry, and where you can acquire a copy!

Poetry - Mixed visual poetry made by me! Images, designs, and colors overlayed with selected poems. As well as copies of where individual poems have been published!

Coco - Learn more about the author (me)!

Moods - Photo Journal! A wild and colorful collection of ocean-minded photographs and fun travels. Captions coming soon :D

Thoughts - You know what it is.

Aloha - Say hello! Get in contact with me! Ask me stuff! Share ideas! Let’s surf!

Linked Accounts (bottom left)

Tumblr: cocopeezy.tumblr.com

Instagram: @yourcupofteapoetry

Pinterest: @yourcupofteapoetry

goodreads: @cocopeezy

I hope you enjoy!

Much Love,


P.S. I’m currently working on my next book… Stay tuned!