Bee Sting

As I glanced at my Romanian pendant,
The light had caught it,
Making it appear to look like
A bee stuck inside amber.
The charm,
Now I realize,
Is a bee sting.
Hurting my soul
Is the constant reminder
Of what I will always miss,
And never be able to name.



Lost Coin Necklace


Personal photograph of my Romanian coin necklace

I have a special necklace that I wear. It is a replica of a Romanian 1924 “penny.” I have a friend in New Jersey who has the same replica. We are both adopted¬†from Romania, and this pendant is very special to both of us. Hers was a gift from her adoptive father, while I found mine online and purchased it. In my dream however, I had lost this necklace. I never take the necklace off and I wear it all of the time, but it had fallen from my neck and I couldn’t find it. I couldn’t find it anywhere. Romania was lost.