The Purple Tulip

The purple tulip arrived a week agoand will not leave. I glare at it througha mirror reflection, trying to comprehendhow it might have appeared at this timeeight days ago. No one warned meI would receive a tulip. Everyone I ask doesn’t seem to have an answer on where it came from or why it’s here.TheContinue reading “The Purple Tulip”

A Response

As kids, we are taught that being different is a negative. We try our best to fit in with our peers. Sticking out can cause unwanted attention we try to avoid. In the last couple of years, our society has become more accepting. We’re nowhere near an inclusive society but over these last couple ofContinue reading “A Response”

Simple Observations

Two people share a connection when their eyes meet.Everyone who is watchingwonder what could be going on.Is this fate or planned?Are what we seeing an illusionor a true moment?What is authenticand what is for the cameras?People who don’t understand actingcan’t comprehend what they’re seeingas anything less than true love.Coincidences are the universetrying to tell humans theContinue reading “Simple Observations”

Driving at Night as Lights Fall

I’m driving down familiar streets hours after the sun has set. My eyes cause the lights to shift beyond the darkness. Streetlights drop below the actual light and hover, falling in mid-air. The lights at the intersection have the same motion, falling into two without dropping to the road below. The brake lights on theContinue reading “Driving at Night as Lights Fall”

Hard Truths

Underneath the surface of your skin lies truths about yourself that you refuse to acknowledge exist. Character flaws, irrational fears, bad habits, annoyances, troubles letting go, many more I can think of that make up who you are. We all want to be the reliable narrators of our own stories but we’re the worst narrators, especiallyContinue reading “Hard Truths”

Surface Thoughts

I watch my cat watch the tv, every time a dog comes on the screen, his pupils get big, I wonder what goes through his mind, what must he be thinking, is the time he fell out the window from the second floor playing in his head, what is a cat’s memory, does he rememberContinue reading “Surface Thoughts”

Be kind. Be brilliant. Be you.

The title is a quote from Michelle M. Lucero. The week before last, I graduated from college with honors, something I never thought I would accomplish. I majored in English with an emphasis in creative writing. A few days ago, I got my final grades for my last semester. 3.93, my highest GPA of my educationContinue reading “Be kind. Be brilliant. Be you.”

The Lingering Cold

I’ve been sick six times this year. For me, that’s a lot. Normally, I get sick once a year. Sneezing for a week or two, maybe lose my voice, and feel crappy. But it doesn’t last. I get my annual cold out of the way with and carry on with my life.  This year, I’veContinue reading “The Lingering Cold”

Talking in Circles

I don’t know why we continually repeat ourselves as if the people we’re talking to haven’t already heard a thousand times before. We’re a broken record on repeat trying to convince ourselves what we’re saying must be true because we’re saying them the exact same way, refusing to put the words in any other order.Continue reading “Talking in Circles”

#MeToo, One Year Later

One year ago, I was in a hotel room in New York City, about to leave and take the N train from 42nd street to 23rd street to see the Flatiron building, when I got a notification on my phone from CNN. There was a breaking story on Harvey Weinstein in the New Yorker. TheContinue reading “#MeToo, One Year Later”