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On certainty

Certainty is the idea on my mind lately. I’ve been sitting with questions like: Can we ever be certain? Are some people simply more self-assured than others? Do we really “know when we know”? What do these things mean? When it comes to a relationship, a job, a place to live, there are scores of people who say,… Read More

Thought bubbles: the need to control

When I love something, I suffocate it. It’s not that I want to exactly, but just that I inevitably do. Like my cat who I want to squeeze until he pops into a million pieces. Like a baby that is so cute I feel an indescribable urge to eat it. It sounds maniacal, this feeling. But I think it’s a… Read More

fantasies

the things I cannot have the fantasies I indulge in like dipping into buttercream rich frosting coating thin skin thick with what ifs full with possibilities tantalizing fragrant yet destabilizing to my current reality mmmm but it’s so close I can taste it on my tongue I wonder if the taste would go away with time dulled to… Read More

That Hopeless Feeling

that hopeless feeling like when football is playing on tv in the middle of the day and sunshine filters through the windows at just the right angle making me regret being inside making me rethink my life what am I doing in here? where am I on my path? why is the country music playing in… Read More

Standing Rock Burning

Getty Images Sharing another piece from my writing class with the Writers Studio Amsterdam. The technique used in the poem was modeled off of Font by Linda Gregerson. The content was inspired by the heartbreaking events at Standing Rock this past week. /// Every year around Thanksgiving our schools would assign us to dress up as either… Read More