National Poetry Month—Kayla Hollatz

Today for our poet feature, we're honored to get a sneak peek at the inside of Kayla Hollatz's poetry collection that will be self-published later this year. Enjoy her poem, My Visit to Your Bathroom, along with a custom illustration by Hannah Lewis.

Kayla Hollatz, My Visit To Your Bathroom poetry feature

My Visit to Your Bathroom

As I opened the medicine cabinet

carefully hidden behind a broken mirror,

I discovered transparent orange bottles 

with cracked childproof tabs 

on each cap, concealing diet pills 

the size of ants. 


I replaced the capsules with fully bloomed daisies

and I hope you swallow each petal

and ingest each stem

so you can eat something that,

like you, encompasses beauty.


Kayla Hollatz poet feature

I'm Kayla Hollatz, a twenty-something multi-passionate writer who has a fierce love for poetry. I created my first poetry collection when I was seven with my own spin on nursery rhymes and I haven't stopped picking up the pen since.

My younger self would be happy to know that I've recently been putting together my first poetry collection and have teamed up with a talented illustrator from the UK, Hannah Lewis, to make it happen. We will self-publish my poetry mixed with her illustrations to create a powerful, coming-of-age poetry collection titled Brave Little Bones this year. In honor of April being National Poetry Month, we couldn't be more thrilled to share a sneak peek into our book by showing you a poem and illustration.

For more of Kayla's poetry,                        visit The Tall Twig.