& 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…

& How I Met Your Mother

My first serious relationship went on and off for a few years shy of a decade. We were the definition of “It’s complicated” before it was a relationship title. But we also came from the generation where at one point text messaging was costly and calls had to happen after seven. Technology wise it was…

& Justice for Some 

Everyone is always quick to quote MLK on race but if he “fixed” the problem he’d be here today… “All lives matter,” is like saying “With liberty and justice for all*” *terms and conditions apply. If all lives truly mattered everyone would be at the protests on the front line. The blind truth is America…

& 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…

& Re(Introduction)

It took a decade of frustration but all your indecisive ways were a blessing in disguise I’d try and I’d try to get you to love me the way that I loved you the most but I was asking something of you that you couldn’t give. Not even big things just flowers, “Thinking of you,”…

& All Swiped Out

You shouldn’t be able to shop for a soulmate the same way you find your next pair of shoes.  — Me (In a recent conversation with my best friend)   Recently, I was thinking about online dating again and as tech savvy and innovative as I consider myself, I just can’t get down with it….

& 11:11

It’s 11:11 and instead of making wishes I’m up smiling thinking about the art that’s gonna be bomb when I’m done processing the hurt you put me through …again. I thought we were done with the back and forth the junior high games… Why can’t you make up your mind Why are you so freakin’…

& Bound to Be

I do not remember life before writing. It’s always been a constant in my life. Growing up I was always drowning in a sea of books. The Braddock Carnegie Library was our afterschool program and our summer camp. During the school year they helped us with our homework and in the summer they taught us…