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I Drew Candy-pink Houses Under a Smiling Sun

Tracie T. Nichols

Before the hands in the night.

Before the forced exposures.

Before my morning school bus

rides, hobbled by hidden pain.


Tracie T. Nichols

Tracie Nichols, M.A is a Transformative Language Artist writing poetry poetry and facilitating writing experiences from under two old Sycamore trees in southeastern Pennsylvania. Co-founder of two writing groups, as well as a board member and newsletter editor for the Transformative Language Arts Network, her poetry has appeared in Rogue Agent and two Women’s Spiritual Poetry anthologies. More at


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