Life is… Complicated. Always. There is good, there is bad, and there’s a whole lot of in between. And I think, for right now, that’s okay. Because I don’t think it’ll ever change and if these past few years have taught me anything, it’s that.
I started this blog three years ago and since then, last week was the single time I have ever not written a post on Friday. The only time. Ever. There's a reason for that.
Remembering Madeline and remembering kindness.
As I head back to SLO today, I'm thinking that sometimes transparency can be a good thing. I wrote the second poem here a little bit ago to play with a new style and in honor of World Suicide Prevention Day which is September 10th; for the love of poetry, I've included one of my…Read more Robert Frost and an Original– Two Poems
Happy Poetry Place day! Sorry again for missing the last one due to technical difficulties, if you want to know the poem I was going to share with you, take a look at Tyler Ford’s “Too Much” here. In my AP Lit class senior year, we had a poetry unit where we wrote one poem…Read more Poetry in Modern Antiquity
Have you ever heard that metaphor about the breaking glass? I heard it on How I Met Your Mother, it goes something like this: There are a lot of little things about life that we don’t notice or don’t really see until someone tells us. We don’t see it until we have nowhere else to…Read more Before and After– As the Glass Breaks
Yesterday I wrote a blog post on the fragility of our human lives, the time limits on all of us that we simply cannot see. I know that I wrote it yesterday, yet I had no idea I was actually writing about one of the most beautiful souls I have ever known. I was yet…Read more For Maddie Elliott
What did I put in my empty bag? My dad used to do this thing with my siblings and I called What did we put in our empty bags; it was a metaphor. The bag represented our knowledge from the day, what we learned— we were supposed to empty it before going to school every…Read more Expectation vs. Reality
As a young person, I've heard my fair share of "you're not allowed to," or "you can't" when it comes to doing things simply because of my age. And I get it, there are a lot of things that I am not qualified for at nineteen, like drinking legally or renting a car. The qualifying…Read more Natural Disasters Worldwide and How You Can Help
Here's a little honesty for you: I miss writing. Not because I don't do it anymore, clearly, but because I haven't been doing it for me. It's been a while since I've put up a new poem of mine because, well, I haven't been writing anything. Sometimes we put little pieces of ourselves on hold…Read more Intro to September: Here’s something you need to know