On: Failure

We speak of failure as if it’s a disease. We need to talk about it though.  Broadcast our failures so we can learn from each other’s mistakes. Instead we prance around only sharing our highlight reels. No bloopers, stirring up envy in our frenemies because we’re afraid to admit we’re flawed and we choose to give ourselves…

& Crown Skin

You sat in the sun too long.  Taunts from my peers haunted the elementary halls What’s self-esteem? Little ‘ol me wouldn’t have known it break little girls down before they can even know it It seemed like I went through an eternity of teasing before I embraced my skin. “This is it, this is me….

& Seven Daze

Some relationships just end on a cold Monday for no reason at all and some come to a screeching halt because one person took the other for granted and didn’t recognize the other’s worth. Sometimes you’re both silently sitting in the living room on a Saturday blindsided by the notion that it ended eons ago…

& Metaphorically Speaking III

Like a knot in your favorite pair of headphones I’m a mess Just trying to get him out of my system It’s like you meet someone You plan forevers and kids and then it ends Sometimes forever is tomorrow It’s like after him you’re dating placeholders because you’re holding on to hope That after years…

& Independence Day 2 (Movie Review)

It was supposed to be great and they even had over twenty years to perfect it but Independence Day 2: Resurgence fell victim to a bloated storyline that was so rushed that I insisted on keeping the 3D glasses since I couldn’t get my money back for the ticket. At a time where 90s nostalgia…

& Pieces

I have this thing where I love meeting new people but I hate getting to know them. I love the thought of thinking who they could be and listening to their stories as I harbor the ones that mean the most to me close to my chest. I would give a stranger the world as…

& To Lou

Last night I partied with my grandfather in my dreams. Pappy had on that sharp blue suit  The one where when he walked down the street he immediately turned heads.  People would say, “I saw Lou and he’s still looking sharp.” There was music at this party It was a family affair and was as…

& Okay Ever After

I wonder if Snow White is okay right now? Did she grow tired of cleaning up after Prince Charming?  His charm is probably long gone by now. Has she gone mad from having seven one dimensional men as her only friends? I’m a hopeless romantic but sometimes I think she should’ve just ate  the apple for peace…

& Word Robots

People are paying me to write! This is fun! I gotta tell my mother. This is great. I’m going to write about this and that and I’m gonna change the world… okay maybe just change someone’s mind.About three years ago these were my initial thoughts when I started getting paid to freelance write. Like writing,…

& Happiness Hunting

First and foremost, Happy New Year! The first post of the year is always the hardest but I figured I’d tread on something lightly like New Year’s Resolutions. If you ask me the age old question, “Where do you wanna be in five years?” The answer has always been “happy.” Life is all about discovering…

& Today it Happened

It was today. A lightbulb went off Everything you had been saying for years It finally clicked I finally realized I had been holding on to us because I didn’t want to be a quitter. You know You’ve always made me feel like “The crazy one” I love you. I’ll always freakin love you. I…