oh, make me over

I lay in bed feeling heavy bass reverberating through the street from a house party in close proximity. Those boisterous cheers and subsequential clapping in sync to the beat  have me rather envious. A part of me longing to carouse alongside the youth. Dressed in a short playsuit and ridiculously uncomfortable heels and made up with […]

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the beauty of the shadows

I sit here in silence. An empty shell; enveloped in numbness. My exterior deceptive of the bitter turmoil that rages within; however I relinquish control of a tear or three. Your words are like daggers that pierce straight through and rip my entire being wide open. And you, completely unaware how your cruelty affects me […]

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In a notoriously affluent part of town, one which happens to be rife with homelessness, I encountered a setting which frightened me to my core. Frightened me to the point of needing to return back to my vehicle to compose myself. Innocently walking towards my next work appointment I noted movement from a new homeless […]

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into the pale

While peers began 2019 undeniably elated, boastfully showcasing engagement and newborn babe notices, career developments and shiny materialistic things, I’ve spent for the most part sheltering myself away in dark corners. The last eight days have been relentless on such a weary soul. One in desperate need of guidance and a place to simply rest. […]

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shipwrecked daydreams

It was hours before that iconic New Years Eve countdown and what was I attempting? Faintly tracing out impossible desires and dreams for the coming New Year. Not those absurd and ridiculous resolutions. The kind one is never able to sensibly maintain, like weight loss or the promise to pry oneself away from social media. […]

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cut and paste

On the eve of a New Year, those around me eagerly anticipate the coming and possibility of a new chapter. Proclamations of gratitude saturate my feed. From petite new arrivals to career and travel accomplishments; it would appear that 2018 was kind to many. And yet here I remain, seated in trepidation over the possibility […]

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