Golden haze

Pink and blue evening, inside, a champagne spritzing of simmering gold. Your lips, soft and mellow, smiling at my reflection from the glass. My eyes, kaleidoscope with your vision moving in a direction, inching closer to your face. Blinds, over the window hold back the dusk light dying to crack in while the music sings,Continue reading “Golden haze”

A friend before all else

Leaving is hard my friend, ‘Cause you know I don’t talk much, but you get me and see how much I feel, although sometimes I restrict myself from expression. Why you wonder– I haven’t attempted explaining it. But as always, you can see through my thin skin and have felt the warmth from within itContinue reading “A friend before all else”

Snow

Memories of snow in the summertime. Days of crying undercovers and hungering for a drop of sunlight. Gray clouds looming over the Midwest and suffocating our souls; causing it to turn gray too. The skin turns into an ash like color, making you forget who you are. Depression is the perfect word to describe theContinue reading “Snow”

Rocking together

Rocking with you to a tune like this and sailing away to some world faraway. Floating in the sky until we’re out in space. Your hands in mine, and mine in yours in still motion with our hearts beating in synchrony while the stars align perfectly, in a horizon somewhere. Tell me love, that weContinue reading “Rocking together”

I find you in the shadows

I find you in the shadows, following me around as if it’s your mission to capture my heart. Shadow souls, thumping beats, colors transmitting through our nerves as if it’s a signal from a universe far off, coming towards me, swirling around me from these shadows, filling my senses with whispers of you, sights ofContinue reading “I find you in the shadows”

Let’s cry together

For being dreamers, and unintentionally hurting the ones who want to possess us as theirs. For understanding the disappointment they go through when they’ve given their everything, yet still we can’t be owned. For the sadness they feel when they think there is something wrong with them because we can’t be owned. And as dreamers,Continue reading “Let’s cry together”

A conversation to remember

Months ago, my always smiling late grandma had said, “Look at you nani, gazing deeply elsewhere. What profound things you must be thinking of.” And in complete honesty, I had explained, “Not really ama, I’m not thinking about anything at all. I’m actually just looking at the wall.”

Just keep swimming

Hot air nags and tugs the burning skin. Just cut through all the nonsense and dive in. Power swim across this deceivingly peaceful shark tank. Plunge away from every little thing. Rinse away the pain and the anxiety. Motor your way through life. Just keep swimming. Swim for survival. Swim to breathe. Swim to finallyContinue reading “Just keep swimming”

The unromantic deal with romance

“Forever romance” with solely one person is really hard to live up to forever, although this type of exclusiveness is highly prized and romanticized in the arts and in modern societies. Due to our intelligent and curious nature, humans are instinctively promiscuous, polygamous, and serially monogamous. The peak of infatuation/attraction, where it sickens you toContinue reading “The unromantic deal with romance”

Short Story: What!?

There’s an English garden where there are sleepy flowers soaking in bright sunlight. Where the green lush of plants surround the earth. Near the garden there’s an old property made of stone foundation, and inside its old wooden door, once you unlock it with a long key, there’s she. Rose they call her because ofContinue reading “Short Story: What!?”

No reason to explain why

There’s a concrete parking lot, cracked and with weed forming on the sides. There’s a first floor classroom, crowded, cold and unfamiliar; the people in it untrustworthy, suspicious, and dangerous. Sounds of machine carpentry on a summer day, mechanical, penetrating, uncomfortable. The smell of roadkill, toxicity, and cancer. A feeling of repetition, limbo, unwanted lonelinessContinue reading “No reason to explain why”

Sunset Swim

Whiff of summer breeze Dipping into vast, cool water Encloses shy skin like some secret seal. Encircling ripple in velvet motion, expanding larger and larger Hair rolling away further… further Plunging like a fish, letting fin disappear Raising like dolphin over sizzling sweet air. Falling back, playful feet flip and splatter Scattered dew drops onContinue reading “Sunset Swim”

Power in femininity

There must be some type of strength in femininity that demands respect and alludes power– things typically seen “masculine.” We can acknowledge that giving birth to girls is less desirable than giving birth to boys in many cultures throughout the world. There’s issues with property rights, name, ownerships and so on. Even among primates, social groupsContinue reading “Power in femininity”

Dancing as a way of self-expression

It seems like the key to subliminal happiness is being honest with yourself and letting yourself express a wide range of emotions and curiosities in different forms– in arts, in reflection, in everyday talks. Even expressing sadness can make you inherently happy. Dancing just happens to be one of the mediums.