Sometimes I found myself in, what I like to call, the vortex. It’s a whirlpool of feelings and emotions that sucks me in and makes it hard to escape. Even when everything seems okay, one small thing can trigger it. In the vortex, its melancholy membrane filters out joy, motivation, and creativity and floods the senses with sadness, lethargy, and a depletion of any glimpse … Continue reading The Vortex
It has been quite a while since I read Fox’s Dream Dinner Party and they encouraged me to join in the fun. It’s good to know we have some of the same people, who can resist a good laugh during dinner? 😊🍽 1. Lin-Manuel Miranda Yes, I love Hamilton. Yes, I love In the Heights. And yes, I love Moana. But, Lin-Manuel is such a … Continue reading Dream dinner party
Knock, knock Is it still Monday? I was hoping to sleep until Wednesday. My room only lit by the screen saver of my laptop or the occasional update of my phone. Why I am awake? I set the agenda perfectly; I have both a comforter and a soft throw blanket. “What are you still doing in bed? We are supposed to be at your grandparents’ … Continue reading AwkAnxAvg 7: A Toast to the New Year
You forgot my name already, Reduced me to my complexion. My skin, Mahogany, Caramel, Umber, Means I don’t have a story. My body, Riddled with bullets, Beaten, Raped, Stolen, Cold, Lies within the earth. My spirit, Trapped. Justice, Non-existent. I had a purpose. I have a name. You don’t use my name. To you, My life had no value. My headline doesn’t sell papers. It … Continue reading Poem: Forget Me In the Headlines
I spend a lot of time sleeping because it’s better than looking into your face or looking at myself and seeing disappointment. I feel confused and alone. You never listen to me. I understand what you’re going through, more than you know. Those times where I hurt myself weren’t all accidents. I feel like a mansion infested with termites. I know you’re angry. I can’t … Continue reading The Things I Didn’t Say
Whether you like it or not you are different. Other people do not think like you, act like you, or feel like you. Your mold was created beautifully and uniquely, not intended to fit someone else’s. Some people come close, you, my friend, are one of a kind. There are days where you are not going to like being you, the days drag on and … Continue reading You Are Different
My Christmas spirit is nonexistent at the moment, this may be the perfect way to set the mood. Thank you, Fox! 1. Do you prefer giving or receiving gifts? I prefer giving gifts. I am HORRIBLE at reacting well to receiving gifts, it comes off as being ungrateful but it’s actually because I feel someone’s time and money is better spent elsewhere. 2. Do you make … Continue reading Fa-la-la-la: Christmas Tag!