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”

Mirror


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


“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”