Bare Bones and Wordy

I feel like a chicken bonePicked clean of mySkin, fat, and muscle.Picked apart, but there is still meat on those bones.I find myself writing little lines of prose here and there; with a sharpie on the calendar, in the notes on my phone, on a scrap of paper found in my purse. Because even though … Continue reading Bare Bones and Wordy

Garden

"Got a garden of songs where I harvest all my thoughts / wish I could harvest one or two for small talk."Ani DiFrancoAll the thoughts, thriving together.I have a lot of thoughts, just sitting in my garden. Are they seeding and rooting and growing; or are they simply rotting? I do not know. But I … Continue reading Garden

Bitter Girl

"The butter melts out of habit/the toast isn't even warm."Ani DiFrancoOh, Ani. She has so many words to express my feels.I have been making it a habit to have ten minutes of silence sometime throughout my day. Ten solid minutes where I purposely shut my mind to my extraneous thoughts and to-do lists. Oftentimes a … Continue reading Bitter Girl

Pearls

pearl /pərl/ noun1. a hard, lustrous spherical mass, typically white or bluish-gray, formed within the shell of a pearl oyster or other bivalve mollusk and highly prized as a gem.2.a precious thing; the finest example of somethingHere we go now...I love Fiona Apple. Especially her early years. Lyrics and music that mirrored my sense of … Continue reading Pearls

Exposed

 I dreamt tomorrow will have a prettier face. I dreamt tomorrow would have better things to say. . . 'Cos that day, never should have taken place. . .Poe, "That Day"Y'all. My chest feels split open wide. Exposed. Vulnerable. And I cried so hard last night that I nearly vomited. The grief, the injustice, the … Continue reading Exposed