Mirror


It’s no wonder that a force as relentless, wonderful, and strong as falling in love is a mirror to my innermost complexities.

gradual finding: A Collection of Poetry and Prose


gradual finding it wasn’t love at first sight, but rather relating to a gradual finding. it occurred to me in the most ordinary of moments: i could never again exist without you. april 21st, 2021 i think an imperative aspect in truly loving someone is choosing to seek understanding in their complex spectrum of light:Continue reading “gradual finding: A Collection of Poetry and Prose”

Each and Every Instance


If there is anything love has made me, it is better through each and every instance. Platonic, familial, and romantic. Or, simply for the sake of recognizing it. Whether shared in communion, or in the comfort of a pet. In any medium, art and creation. Love has surely caused me to be better for it.Continue reading “Each and Every Instance”

Time


“Time is one of the greatest teachers, if only we surrender to pay attention.”

Image: “ether” by Stephanie Valentin

tectonic plates


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You Are Never Too Far From the Rise or Setting of the Sun


In retrospect, I was never quite satisfied with my existence. I always craved change—differences in the seemingly mundane. At times, I was unsure of said alterations’ natures and origins. I assumed transformation required an external catalyst. It wasn’t until recently that I realized progress begins within. There is infinite power which follows the understanding ofContinue reading “You Are Never Too Far From the Rise or Setting of the Sun”

new stardust


garden when i am away from him, my claw-marked burdens suffocate me deeply with no remorse or pardon. when we meet again, he gently soothes them to silence and sings me lullabies within my garden. new stardust my routines have been shaken. i am willingly living unrehearsed. changing right before my open eyes, i writeContinue reading “new stardust”

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”

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”

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”