continue

Continue continue loving in the face of all the frustrating experiences that come and go and go and come, like a revolving door of tests meant to break me yet just seem to make me more confirmed, more steadfast in wanting to choose love over hate. because hate sucks. bitterness is not enviable and actually... Continue Reading →

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memorize

Memorize memorize the feeling of empty scraping, of earnestness, of loss, of losing something actively. the chill, the excitement of hair being swept by hollow wind, screaming up from the distance below as you lean in. memorize the frenzy of yes and no and how far to go. of what it feels like when someone... Continue Reading →

local

Local i have mixed feelings about this word. is it better to be a local or a wanderer? i still cannot answer this. local is warm waffles in cozy diners on rainy sundays, chatting with the waiter who knows you since you were knee high to a corn stalk, or something like that. local is... Continue Reading →

Underestimate

Underestimate i found this draft gem from over a year ago. huh- i like this word. that feeling of not quite measuring up not because of what i've done but because of what other people have thought i'm capable of accomplishing or not accomplishing. i didn't realize this as much as a young kid and... Continue Reading →

trance

Trance i woke up in a trance, without knowing it i had put on my flip flops and wandered into the bathroom to get ready for the day. and then i wondered, "why do i need flip flops now? how can i do things and then not realize i've just done them?". is this what... Continue Reading →

Perfume

Perfume daily prompt april 29, 2017 i think this was a word of the day a few months back, i have since lost the link to it. i have quite a few drafts that i've started and haven't been ready to finish yet. there's something very beautiful about this word and heady. due to the... Continue Reading →

cling

Cling there are many things i cling to for far too long. like the what ifs of how i could have handled a situation differently, like differently was somehow better than what i did do. or how i'll cling to jobs that i should've already moved onto. i cling to the familiar because, obviously, it's... Continue Reading →

bye bye blackbird

I'm ready to let go, I've been holding on too much to people who just are no good for me. I expect too much from them from everyone and I will never get from them what I actually need. i started writing this post about a year ago. i'm trying now to think what it... Continue Reading →

recite

Recite reciting the notes i've memorized for months in a golden, cavernous auditorium, ears listening, can they hear the missing tones, the ones i promised not to forget but that have jumped out and declared mutiny to the shaky fingers and sweaty palms that don't do them justice. keep going, it's imprinted in my muscles... Continue Reading →

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