“Typical female behavior.” As if this is an insult, as if this was not a product of the patriarchal society we live in. “Typical female behavior.” Such a generalization, but who am I to disagree? “Typical Female Behavior” is a symptom of the world you’ve been living in. “Typical Female Behavior” is an excuse to […]
The spaces between words do not get attention; you only notice whenthey’renotthere. Riding on a train, our eyes glaze over and we are lost in our own worlds. That is where I go in my mind: on the trains stuffed– but not too stuffed– with blank-faced people who do not care that my eyes may […]
I wish I knew what to say, when you give me that smile. Because my thoughts turn bright green and pink Like a ripe watermelon, split open. My personal colors of happiness. I wish you knew how to react, when my gaze distances itself. Because my thoughts are a river of muted colors: flesh pink, […]
Scars write poems on flesh searing themselves on my mind and your body.
I have a playlist for my blackest emotions entitled “Mad” made for the days when I can’t figure out which way is up. I have a playlist entitled “Sleep” for when I can’t seem to shake the haze out of my eyes. I have a playlist entitled “Current” which isn’t, in fact, that current at […]
“I am experimental with music.” We long discussed what we liked and didn’t, what annoyed us and what made us happy, but broaching the subject of music seemed tedious. As I try to think of the adequate way to list the artists and songs I love, to classify them under a phrase or genre, and […]
The love that traveled my bones kept me at a distance, I wanted the serenity of being with and apart, together but not. Now, I crave the closeness. Grasping at each other in the darkness, Wanting nothing more than to never let go. My stomach twists at the idea of it: having someone, or maybe […]