I Knew

I guess I knew once I woke up and my throat was cold and desert-dry from the determined draft seeping in from the cracked open window. I knew when the blankets were finally just warm enough, holding me captive in comfort, and not frantically cast off to alleviate the suddenly stifling straight-jacket feeling. I definitely […]

sometimes-poet

i feel like a sometimes-poet. this day happens to to be one of those cloudy ones where all you want to do is roll up your sleeves and mindlessly scroll through your instagram, deleting photos of those moments where you were distinctly unhappy but posted smiles anyway. i’m on a deleting spree and i accidentally […]

Out Late

i walk into the room, he’s embracing the mic like a lover passionate, eyes closed, and then my heart races when he looks at me, boyish smile, fitted hat, is he singing to me from onstage? no, there’s no way he sees me, but afterwards he walks right up to me envelops me in a […]

Natalie

My next place, she muses, will have hardwood floors, shining in their newness. It will have high ceilings and many, many windows, so that the sun can beam through. Perhaps she’ll have a cat, and her cat will nap in the pools of sunshine pouring into the apartment, heating those hardwood floors. She walks over […]

Mask: Part 1

It’s become a cliche You know the type Self-centered, blonde, tan, fit, Throw in an accent and what do you get? The “jock,” “douche,” “insert judgmental stereotype” and how quickly we are to hide behind labels. I’m noticing, though, how hard you’re trying every sentence you say is punctuated by a furtive glance to see […]