Ben, Rich, and Pat

This post is just for clarity, in case any of my readers are confused (all five of you haha)… not that I feel an obligation to explain myself, but okay maybe I do. Maybe I want to explain. I’ve been through like three breakups in the past year. I’ve been writing poetry about three different…

Green Eyes

You think I’m jealous of your new girl When I’m concerned about her She’s going to get her heart ripped out And I would never try to alert her I’m sure you’ve told her that I’m crazy Warnings would fall on deaf ears You think I’m jealous of your new girl Cause she’s got a…

Saturday blog post

An unusually straight-forward title for me. I need a break from all the poetry, and a vent. This morning, I got up early to take the train to a yoga class downtown. Because the class is held in an outdoor area, in the middle of a large shopping center surrounded by restaurants and hotels, there…

Company

Stella showered, changed into her pink peony print nightgown, poured herself a generous glass of Gew├╝rztraminer, grabbed the remote control, and pressed play. Having watched the Bridget Jones series repeatedly, to the point that she had practically memorized the scripts, tonight she opted to watch Original Sin, instead. Stella would have rather been at work,…

Turn

Tears streamed down my face as I navigated the path behind him, hiking to the sound of nothing but our boots crunching the ice-crusted snow. Gazing from a redwood branch to a sprig of snow plant, I wondered how it could be possible to feel so depressed while surrounded by such stunning scenery. Before we…

First Kiss

People have warned me that jumping into something new isn’t the best idea immediately after ending something toxic. I know, but, this heartbreak is hard to handle on my own, and he’s treating me just right. It’s as if someone gave him an instruction manual on how to love me. We laugh and talk for…

Resocializing After PTSD

(I thought I published this in November. Pretend you’re reading it in November.) If cannabis is a performance enhancing drug, can it also enhance my ability to write? I’m writing this high, so let me know. The universe has sent me several painful lessons recently. The weed may actually help me dissociate from my pain…