for the one i stopped writing for.

My fingers trail after the ghost of you Memory pretty boy with your pretty words Spinning beautiful mindscapes in my universe. I want to breath you in All the intricacies that make you human And inhale your hurt, that I may unburden your being. Pretty xylophone magic that ignites A joy that almost aches Because […]

Love and Other Stories

I did my first public poetry reading a couple weeks ago. It was simultaneously the most exciting, liberating and nerve-wracking thing I’ve ever done. I’ve spoken in public forums, hosted investor meetings with men twice my age without blinking an eye. Yet this, reading a poem in public to a room of strangers was the scariest thing I’ve ever […]

Ramblings from my Rooftop

i knew who i was at 13 when my solitude poured ink onto paper magic words that kept manic monsters at bay. olive skinned and bright smiles wanting but never yearning. he said i had a spark that drew the bees in droves with a barely there smirk that kept them trying. i knew i […]

Size Matters.

“Jennifer Lawrence is considered fat by Hollywood standards.”“Kate Upton is obese.”“What am I? A beached whale?”  Ever googled street fashion for inspiration? The internet is full of ready-for-the-runway supermodels, and yea, I get that most people want to look at highly fashionable girls, and those with great style usually tend to have the stick-thin bodies of models, […]

I Don’t Know You Anymore.

You were there for my 20th birthday, even though you didn’t have to be and I loved you for it. Loved you because you were having your midterms and had to study, and still you let me talk you into showing up because goddamn was I lonely, and needed somebody and you were my best […]