She’s Waiting


that woman you dream of/ the one everyone told you you couldn’t or shouldn’t be/ she’s always been there/ she’s waiting for you/ to just reach out and say, “i’m ready now.”



Rose (or Maggime5e Hellwig) is a Reiki Level II Practitioner, trained in Usui Reiki by Marcia Hebrank (MSW, ATP, AI, & CACR) at One Light Center in Durham, NC. She also is trained in Chakra-Yoga Connection by Yoga Instructor and Activist Sean Corne. She balances two sides to her life: teaching and writing, as well as a passion for holistic healing practices.

Maggie attended Dickinson College to receive her BFA in English Literature in 2003-2007. Following graduation, she worked briefly with Michigan Peace Team, Habitat for Humanity, and as a caretaker & teacher for adults with developmental disabilities.

In 2013, she returned to school at School of the Art Institute of Chicago and graduated with her MFA in Writing in 2015. She has been published in several literary magazines, and other online publications such as and She also teaches English Literature, and Composition & Rhetoric online for Northwestern State University of Louisiana.

In her spare time, Maggie volunteers at Orange County Literary Council, visiting the local women’s shelter to conduct and assist in creative writing classes.

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