achingly alive

some moments are so beautiful that it hurts. i wish you were here to experience them in all their fullness and not just in verbiage. my windows are down on 522; i’m blasting love songs amidst the summer sunset. it’s stunning, i am achingly alive, but i’m thinking of your hand on my thigh fromContinue reading “achingly alive”


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

The Ocean is a Vortex

It took three weeks to realize I hadn’t been seeing the ocean, to find I was meekly treading through the motions. There is more than life to us, there is more to life than me. There is more to existence than do it hesitantly. How did I overlook the change moving to the ocean wouldContinue reading “The Ocean is a Vortex”

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 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”

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”

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”