Sep 10

15 Words

Describe yourself in 15 words. No more, no less... A sentence, phrases, whatever you'd like.

For the avids:
Describe anyone or anything around you. Just remember: only 15.
Describe yourself in 15 words. No more, no less... A sentence, phrases, whatever you'd like.
Aug 06
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on a wire
i'm perched
in this parking lot,
the air molecules
so empty
and the silence 
so sickening-
with only
time falls ill
the minutes
the wire
in the space
where one
for another.

Jul 03
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The Remains

Even the rains
cannot renew 
the remains.

Or can
Jun 18
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Discovery of Strength

How to get home safely in a thunderstorm?
You're 3 miles away- clutching the slick metal frame of your bike as the thunderclouds collide sending tremors worming their way into the small spaces where the worry lies.

Burn it all in the pumping of your legs; feet pressed to the bike pedals.

When the car you don't see speeds out from the garage opening to your side, know later the non-magic of your nerves that drove you to clutch your brakes in a quick-instant; all blinding and fast like the strike of lightning above your head. Y
ou found a difference between your and the lightnings' moment of action.
You discovered the scale of consistency; reliability:
your taught muscles vs. the thin puddle gathered on the concrete; you launch the water droplets into the air.
The human force is a controlled cycle-
and you
are where yours begins
and ends.
May 28
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i'm dreaming of a periwinkle moon

May 27
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dreaming of the periwinkle moon

May 20
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"i'm wearing my favorite hat today"

Apr 03
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temporary residents

we humans
are only
temporary residents
on this planet
as it
a temporary resident
in this
solar system.
this solar system
is but a
temporary resident
in this
a temporary resident
in this
which itself
is likely to be
a temporary resident.
this beautiful fragility
connects everything
and it feels
so human.
the quality of humanity
is to live at the
mercy of forces
greater than yourself
and to attempt
what you want
all the same.
maybe that’s why
love is the epitome
of humanity.
people after all,
are only
temporary residents
in our lives
and the people
we love are
the ones
we will do
all we can
to keep in our
lives as
a permanent resident.
Apr 03
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i call them thoughtholes-
the buckets of
thought that i frequently
fall deep down
my brain was built
to endlessly create pockets
that i fill with
whatever i can
it makes for quite a clutter
and lots of forgotten tidbits
left upon dusty shelves
but i wouldn’t
trade it for the world.
Mar 28
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We Will Not Stop: What I Learned From the March For Our Lives in Washington DC

If I can, I will record audio for this tomorrow.

On March 24th, 2018, I marched down Pennsylvania Ave in Washington DC with at least 200,000 people. We marched for our lives. Gun violence is a human issue above all else and one that cannot be bribed into oblivion in our government any longer.
Mar 28
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the little boy sits
in the seat across
from me
on the yellow school bus.
he has a skateboard strewn across
his lap and
five pens shoved into
his pocket.
he reaches for one and
they all tumble
he puts them
back in
but keeps one to
doodle in a massive
worn sketchbook
filled with white paper.
i seem him wear
the same beaten khaki pants
scuffed white shoes
and speckled green sweater
every single day-
through months june
and december.
this boy is a creator-
you can just tell.
he’s giving to the world even
though i suspect that
all it ever seems to
is take from him.
Mar 23
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I march for all of our lives

This is going to be a march for our lives.

A march against the semi-automatic weapons designed
to mass murder human beings.

A march for the students' lives that
were taken by one in their school hallways.

A march to bring change so that this
will never happen again. 

Who's next?
Not my brother, sister or friends. No young life will be taken by a bullet.

We will fight to protect our future, we will march to raise awareness and call for action.

Awareness: the lives of white students in school hallway are not the only ones being taken.

Black lives are taken on the streets daily.

They have been calling for action for years.
They have been calling for the worth of their lives for years.

Now our country has been set into motion, into a tidal wave of a movement initiated by white teens.
Feb 20
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Dreams of Gunshots and Numbers

I woke up this morning;
bits and pieces 
of the vision that played
beneath my eyelids as I slept
fluttered back into my mind.

I saw a church up
in the mountains,
rows and rows of dark wooden pews
lit with candles.

I sat in one with my family
and our family friends.
It was a high school,
and I felt the losses shatter
in my chest as the man
on the podium read their names.

It had not been my siblings,
my friends, my teachers,
or my cousins-
this time.

But it had been 47.
And they were no longer numbers
in Connecticut or Florida.
No, this time they were names,
these were people,
at a Vermont high school just
30 minutes away.

These names were teachers
that had taught the girl
sitting behind me.
They were athletes,
nordic skiers,
that I had raced against just 
last Saturday.
They were friends
Feb 15
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let go

editing deleting restraining
i am tired of caging myself in
behind a glass dam
measuring what to let out
and what to keep in.
the water i hold is too good
for that and i know it
but i dont deem the words that pour
out of me good enough.
i dont deem myself good enough.
and so here i am.
little did you know that
this was an act of bravery
an act of courage.
i am making no edits to
the person inside
and she is inside no longer.
she just is
and it is making her heart beat
thump thump thump.
and i could end this here
but i dont want to
because i like this feeling
and i want to hang on to it forever
but i guess i learned that sometimes
if you dont let go
then you dont really know
what you want to hang on to.

Feb 09
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Piano In the Dark