Sunrises to Sunsets

I never felt like the sun had a home. Your light always felt welcoming like the morning’s gaze. I had a way with your delight. You gave me a view that I could only see from mountaintops and sometimes valleys. Highs and lows. Your mind skipped through waters leaving trails of you. You always knew. [...]

I See You

I know you are afraid. Scared of the unknown, hoping for someone to see you. It’s okay. I remember your laugh. The sun rose every morning as you approached a new day full of adventures. Your heart felt warm, full of color. I remember your first fall. You were rough with a gentle tone. Always [...]

What is this joy, you say?

There is an essence in arriving within yourself with grace and truth. The beauty of knowing that your person was meant to be is remarkably peaceful. I notice the ambiance. It’s soulful. I can hear the rhythm in the way you look at yourself in the mirror. What a bountiful body. Your eyes in motion [...]

Two Year Anniversary

I know most of you reading this is curious to know what this blog post is all about, and what I'm crying about now. Well, today marks two years since I lost my dad. Yep... it's one of those posts. The sad and sympathetic one. The one people probably tired of reading. I'll admit, I'm [...]

Sweet Sympathy

“Sweet sympathy i need your time Sweet sympathy give me sight Awake in me— borrowed eyes Awake in me— desperate lines Be thy comfort keep me alive Be thy comfort tell me a lie Oh— sweet sympathy where should I hide Oh— sweet sympathy keep me inside”

Fight, Oh My Soul.

When life seems to pull open crane doors, and shower down pounds of despair I will reach with ache, and grab on to hope When life seems to push me into revolving doors, and cause stumbling misdirection I will gaze upon still waters, where there is no rafting When life seems to pack me into [...]

Lights Out

i lay sleep, sneaking silent waves of rest i heard a bang, my rest is trapped darkness piercing through every inch of my flesh i hear fear's pulse beating in my ear, whispering horrific tensions grinning to my brain, anxiety floating at this moment, I felt the bed shift my heart skipped through the room [...]

SEASONS

"Seasons change, mad things rearrange But it all stays the same like the love doctor Strange" - Lauryn Hill, "How Many Mics" Queen Lauryn may have been referring to the rap climate with these bars, but every-time I think about the season that I'm in, I always find myself humming these lyrics. They seem to [...]

The House Within [Short Story]

There has always been a house on your block that looked like no one lived there, but you come to realize that people actually did live there.  In fact, you would spend most of your time at this house because you loved this family so much.  Kamile was ashamed of where she lived, but she [...]

Meet pain, gain hope

I lost my dad about six months ago to leukemia, a deadly cancer that has now claimed two of my family members. This was an extremely pivotal point in my life, but it seems as if nothing changed.  To provide context, my dad was diagnosed with this cancer in January of 2017.  This was the [...]