Tammy Jewell is a Capital District native who has worked in the nursing field over 20 years. She has taken courses in creative writing and journalism. She is rekindling her passions of Italian cooking, poetry, and growing exotic plants. She resides in Rotterdam NY with her fiancé and their cat, Nina.


Deceit know no boundaries
Like the sands of time
Forth comes the pain
As truths unwind
Shadowing new memories
Stealing loves sentiments
Deceit knows no boundaries
Only malign.



My inseparable companion
Are you phantom or spy
Coveting my every move
Mimicking me
Deeper and darker than I at times
An eerie comfort you bring to me
Like a piece of one’s past
Forever you are a remnant of myself
You are my shadow.