You Should Be Here

She said, “Live beyond your means; the universe will provide. Life will come through, and even if it doesn’t, you’ll have lived. Life is always fair. Haven’t you heard of karma? ”  She liked the finer things in life. She liked the stars. She liked how they sparkled. She liked how champagne made her feel…

​The Gift

I love words. I really do. Words are beautiful creatures. Imagine the process of comprehension. From text – patterns created by mankind – given meaning, to how each pattern, each letter, forms a word which forms a sentence, which then forms a meaningful lot of information.  I don’t just love words because they allow us…

Another Letter to Time

Hey there, Sir What’s good? I want to say hello in a bunch of ways; pleasantries from multiple generations. From a baby screaming her lungs out to a pant-sagging teen saying, “Wassup! ” to the simple, “hallo” from the men of old. You see, sir, I have a problem addressing you. I can’t quite find…

Lone Walls

I don’t want to be a liar. Damn, I wish things were different. I wish things stayed the same. I wish the world was black and white. Maybe then, promises would be guaranteed like the colors of the rainbow. The world could be flat, but I wouldn’t know. I’m a coward. I’m coerced to go…

Heights

They aren’t so bad. The clouds love it up there. Imagine living so close to the sky. It’s not a place for too many of us. It takes a lot of courage to be a star. You have to learn how to breathe. How to burn. “Don’t look down” It’s magnificent down there, it could…

Ciggy

We met by chance. You were a friend of a friend. You were an outlier – a thumb sticking out. A passing glance is all you gave me. A deep breath. I knew it. I knew destiny existed somewhere in this. I misused the word a little there, I know. But you know me. You…

Decency

I never believed I was the best at anything. I barely thought I had some good in me. In fact, I still don’t. I still assume that I am just privileged. That at best, I am blessed. That I am just as good as anyone who would be put in my position. That my shoes…

The Long Way Home

Sunlight doesn’t always mean sunshine. We walk different paths. We scale different heights. We stare at different skies, even when we’re in the same boat. The boy met a man. A lost man. A man whose story was riddled with endings. The boy met a man with many full stops, yet his chronicle was long…