I take one step forward By getting off my antidepressant And 4 steps back By crying in my car after work. I take one step forward By forgiving you and the words you said And 3 steps back By not being able to forget I take one step forward By prioritizing myself And 2 stepsContinue reading “Step Forward, Step Back”
Her smile lights up the room, With so much depth and color That it is blinding. How can anyone be that carefree? That radiant? That unbothered by everyone around her? She is so in touch with herself, That nothing else matters. The mean comments, The off handed stares The judgement from strangers, All fades awayContinue reading “Radiance”
The breaths are shallow And labored As the chest rises and falls. The constant beeping of the respirators Can almost be tuned out by my mind. There is an air of sadness It’s heavy But also silent. As if nobody wants to talk about it. As if not addressing it means it isn’t there. TheContinue reading “Horror Show”
I have acne– presently and in the past. These pictures were taken a year and 3 months apart, and yet I can recall all of the feelings that these photos evoke. I remember the days of waking up and crying after looking myself in the mirror. I remember the pain of having such inflamed, angryContinue reading “Self Worth”
Lightning has always reminded me of anger. The way it builds and intensifies The energy particles collect in the sky And rage stirs inside the body Until it reaches the point of overflow Unleashing at the drop of the hat. Shocking everything in its path. The lightning dissipates The anger is soothed And everythingContinue reading “Lightning”
Today’s post is going to be a series of haikus I have written over the past week or so instead of one unified post. Hope you enjoy the change up of style. Let me know which haiku is your favorite in the comments below! Abyss My mind wanders now Into the endless abyss Of myContinue reading “Haikus”
I reminisce on the good days When we would laugh until we cried And cried until we laughed. I reminisce on the bad days When we would yell at each other Until our voices were hoarse and tears rolled down our cheeks. I reminisce on every day in between The good The bad The uglyContinue reading “Reminisce”
Effort is fleeting as empty words Turn into empty promises Expectations fall Feelings change And people walk away.
At what age do you start to live for yourself? Stop pleasing the people around you Stop filtering what you want to say Stop living your life for others. It sounds a lot easier than it is Especially when you are the product of immigration. The burden of wanting to pay it forward And liveContinue reading “Introspection”
It’s easy to stay silent Muted to everything around you Pop that pill and have no emotions I was numb It’s hard to brave the real world With its meanness and insensitivity Without the security blanket of that pill. But feeling emotions freely The good and the ugly Is part of what makes us humans.