On Silence

I used to be really uncomfortable with silence, as an only child it only reinforced my loneliness and I simply could not understand why I was so unfortunate. Making peace with silence has been an arduous task but I am finally seeing it as more of an ally than an enemy. I’ve been reflecting lately…

Content Creation Challenge: XO Brit

I’ve admired the brand and content work over at XO Brit Dear so I decided to do the content creation challenge that she has going for this quarter, but I am going to start small and humble with the hopes to be consistent at least for the month of October. Here is the link with the…

Sleep

I miss hearing your voice at night It made the demons seem like angels and midnight felt like the first sunrise  Instead I wallow in my mistakes Summon my own light But it isn’t you ++++++++++++++++++++ Have I said this before? Remind me Done this before? Offered you a sip of me only for you…

worship

your name is the only prayer I ever say out loud moaned whispered a benediction two syllables per-fect e-nun-c-i-a-tion a sigh, a release an answer

fire

We are opposing forces Your fire quenched by my water It makes you cold and still My warmth runs deep It always finds you You are fire When we touch it’s either a storm A flood or A blaze Cosmic law says We are both destruction In love; we are life and death Chaos and…

via

The silent moments between us used to be unbearable Now, I savor the opportunity to cherish you To completely devote myself to the ease of your laughter The careful way you choose your words I close my eyes and I feel myself reach toward you My hands eager to capture every curve of your face To…

rebirth

It took fifteen years for me to recognize you and another fifteen to try to forget you. I buried you in my work, duty and vices but I was never sated. You were my dream and I couldn’t conjure anything better. We tried throughout the years to grab snatches of each other but we were…

Introspection

I keep breaking Pain escalating I can’t be the only one with this emptiness. The pain combines with rage and you beg the darkness to swallow you whole I keep wanting to break things I live for the sane moment the fracture brings They remind me that I’m not entirely lost What does it mean…

Anime Monday: Black Butler Season 1

The connection to Sebastian, the “Butler” in Black Butler is immediate; he’s gorgeous and obsesses about etiquette and taking care of the young Master Ciel who comes off as a whiny brat in the first few episodes. You find out that Ciel signed a contract with Sebastian to be his Demon Butler and help him…

NaNoWriMo

It’s that time of year again! If you’re unfamiliar NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month which is November. The aim is to finish a novel in 30 days. It’s free to join / participate: nanowrimo.org In 2014: 325,142 participants, including 81,311 students and educators in the Young Writers Program, started the month as auto mechanics,…

No Reason to Reject the Ordinary

As an writer I’ve always hoped for a grander life, so that after I’d passed my prime or relevance, I could write a shocking, interesting memoir and be that cool old lady who had seen the world. Unfortunately, my life has been relatively average in most respects and average is what doesn’t get written about….

Shadowshaper – This is not a review, not really.

If you haven’t heard of Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older then I clearly haven’t been doing my job as an advocate. It’s a YA novel that features an Afro-Latina protagonist from Brooklyn, who finds her self, her magic and her light with the help of her curiosity, reasoning and amazingly delightful group of friends and family…