A Season is also a Door

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage- Anaïs Nin Last Sunday, I sat cross-legged on the bed with my girlfriend AJ drinking ice tea and talking about life. When she mentioned how much she regrets choosing a career path of nursing (she’s a wonderful nurse by the way), I didn’t hesitate in bringing … Continue reading A Season is also a Door

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New Year Poem

Before losing my old body, I sit in the middle of two years and dwell on all the shapes I am- the roundness of these eyes my river hair these honey-thick thighs I rake my fingers through my ribs and pull out resolutions so worn out they break in my hands: (i) Remember to breathe … Continue reading New Year Poem

A Suicide Note that begins with “Please Stay Alive” [Short Story]

I am my mother's therapist. If you grieve long enough, and hard, you'll soon understand that underneath pain is a door that stays closed until we turn the knob. This is why people grieve at funerals. This is why people don't. For others, the door stays locked for years. And for others- like my mother- … Continue reading A Suicide Note that begins with “Please Stay Alive” [Short Story]

No love is easy: Telling the truth to your creative friends about their work 

I'm going to begin this post with a sweet open declaration- I love my friends and I'm confident I've built for myself the best support system of all time. And if I'm learning anything these days, it is that No love is easy (Alison Malee). The same love that fills us with joy and sends … Continue reading No love is easy: Telling the truth to your creative friends about their work