Nonfiction, Poetry

Starting Somewhere

It only takes one word Like a slow, hesitant breath Streaming into more fluid exhales –  An even cadence Unfurling the tense coils Of anxiety From deep within the chest Until it becomes less painful To draw these words out Even when they Snag and bruise With their jagged edges At the exposed places And delicate fringes Of my mind A balsamic comfort Trails over these wounds Soothing the unease With the knowledge  That… Continue reading Starting Somewhere

Nonfiction

1:03AM

I am afraid. That sole thought paces my skull like an echo of frantic footsteps over wooden floors. I am afraid that I no longer recognize who I am...or was when I first began writing here. I am afraid I no longer have that mind from which creative thought had bloomed — in an almost… Continue reading 1:03AM

Nonfiction

Inside the Coffee Shop

Their chatter runs light and low, like an ambient track idly playing in the background. While the smell of coffee, rich and addictively fragrant, infuses the lax air with its bittersweet levity. Inside the coffee shop, cozy with its rustic design; polished wood tables and padded leather chairs, my gaze roves face after face in… Continue reading Inside the Coffee Shop

Nonfiction, Poetry

Growing Apart

Your smileFades from memoryLike a forgotten polaroidAnd your laughterBears a nostalgic echoSkipping throughThe dim corridor of my thoughtsThough we promisedWe'd always be friendsOur conversationsGrow more infrequentAnd all I haveAre these vestigial reelsFlickering across my mindOf when we used to be SillyCloseTrue friendsNo one ever prepares youFor the emotional bruisesFrom g r o w i n… Continue reading Growing Apart

Nonfiction

Cutting Ties

We’re often oblivious to the occasional anguish that comes from building close relationships. It’s as if we are under some anesthetic spell, numbing the pain of silver hooks sinking deep into our hearts and deceiving us with idyllic visions of oblivion. (Or perhaps I’m a pessimist, perspective purposely poisoned by the fact that everyone I… Continue reading Cutting Ties