a soul laid bare

my heart desires everything with you. this head is weighted by differing credences. i yearn to possess certitude in your love, but in occlusion are my rusted canvases. i am furious with my habitual hesitation. my nerves are pleading your name. i long to soften these weary fists and surrender the obsolete pain. i amContinue reading “a soul laid bare”

excerpt from “11:11 p.m.”

the girl i was two months ago would be unsure as how to receive the life i live now. once residing in the air, i currently stroll curiously upon the ground. it is beautifully, wonderfully, magically perplexing to consider how a life can alter in six weeks, one day, a minute. as the pale lightContinue reading “excerpt from “11:11 p.m.””

Ending: March 3rd, 2020

Sometimes, loves are short lived. A spark is ignited as quickly as it goes out. Other times, love burns so agonizingly slow, prolonging until the very last ash has blown away. The story will write itself until each party has absolutely nothing left to give. You go along your separate paths, but keep the memoriesContinue reading “Ending: March 3rd, 2020”

i forgot the sky is blue: December’s Collection of Poetry and Prose

Painting: “An artist in his studio contemplating a moonlit street from his opened window” by Caspar David Friedrich

Glitter in the Day: Part Two

Recently, I read an article discussing the stagnant nature of a mundane routine. When we find ourselves in never-ending cycles, we can become restless while going through the motions. We risk losing sight of what exactly makes life worth the effort. Upon finishing the piece, I realized that in order to find pleasure in life,Continue reading “Glitter in the Day: Part Two”

What Does My Best Life Look Like?

I am writing this on a bench at the river walk. I intended my visit to be for journaling and reading poetry. I realized I forgot a writing utensil. Luckily, there was a green crayon, perfectly perched upon a rock. Serendipity. Today, I have taken great care of myself. I can feel a plethora ofContinue reading “What Does My Best Life Look Like?”

Glitter in the Day: Part One

It is too easy to overlook the seemingly insignificant treasures of the day. Every once in a while, I enjoy taking a moment to seek out these hidden gems. Try it, make a list. You might happen upon some magic in any ordinary moment. July 20, 2020 Within My Four Walls Constantly replaying a newContinue reading “Glitter in the Day: Part One”

Resplendence, Alas: September’s Collection of Poetry

Black-Eyed Susan She was my childhood best friend. Adjacent each other, we would grow. From church affairs, or in her basement, to the Abby and Abby Show. . We looked out for one another, like when we tried out for track. I was the one who went back for her when she had a breathContinue reading “Resplendence, Alas: September’s Collection of Poetry”

The 2020 Election: What Every Constituent Should Know About Voting This November

With the general election occurring in less than a month, I cannot help but to entertain a few concerns of mine. I am worried for the potential voter turnout among my generation. I am aware that my age group is one of many conspiracy theorists. With all sorts of crazy information circulating, I believe aContinue reading “The 2020 Election: What Every Constituent Should Know About Voting This November”

Outbreak: A Short Story

“Check their vitals,” you hear a panicked voice demand. Your eyes slowly blink open to reveal a white, tiled ceiling. You are tranquil for a moment. You feel yourself floating in the air, as you were in the ocean on your family beach trip in 2008. Suddenly, you are thrown back into your body. AContinue reading “Outbreak: A Short Story”

The Sunday of Summer: August’s Collection of Poetry

Dance in the Sun Talking with Brandy while drinking wine Painting the town to pass the time Distracting ourselves because we can’t be alone Closing the chapter of your childhood home . Fourteen full years of growth and some pain Hand in hand when standing in rain Slaying our demons, deciphering first loves Still findingContinue reading “The Sunday of Summer: August’s Collection of Poetry”

Progress Amongst a Pandemic: What I Learned from COVID-19

In early March of 2020, I was a full-time student at Virginia Tech. Like any average college attendee, I constantly struggled to find a balance between academics and social life. Accompanying this, I was embarking on a difficult period in my life; relationships were falling apart and my seasonal depression was at its yearly peak.Continue reading “Progress Amongst a Pandemic: What I Learned from COVID-19”