Coffee in a Black Hole

What I never understood was the old wallpaper, Probably saturated with coffee, and moisture, and mold; bulging and peeling at the edges. That ornate Victorian print has no right hanging here: The utter injustice of it all; Every metal chair from a different flea market; shards of eggshells go unnoticed in the lavender scones; The [...]

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The Ocean

When time bends and deepens; when I am lost in the endlessness of the world, my mind takes me to the ocean. The rhythm of the gentle waves, the tireless tides, and the way in which the rippling surface seems to glitter when it swallows up or births the sun are all secrets buried within [...]

To an Empty Room

it has become all bones by now:a map of venous inkbloated into ribbons,the emptiness of each letterbleached, and for what reasonbut to return to its brethrenboth dissolving into the pavement almost gone.yet somehow always there where does it go? the smell of death and water:a reminder of youthwhen autumn was still a surprise, and the [...]

Addendum

The other day, I discovered that I can go on a virtual visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Louvre, or any other famous museum of the world. I can go to restaurants, classrooms on college campuses, balconies with a view of the sun setting under New York City, or almost any other place, [...]

Decay: A Short Story

Concrete sidewalks don’t wear out. Humans are quick to stifle the process of decay. That’s why potholes sometimes feel like a blatant violation of basic human rights, both in an existential and metaphorical way. Imagine driving a car- a token of human ingenuity and progress- and feeling your lunch splash around in your stomach as [...]

The Nostalgia of Living

In a world that happens only once, everything is both important and not important at all. But can I allow myself to believe that the entirety of our existences is nothing but a snap of the fingers, a small murmur in an otherwise peaceful sea? Humans were quick to utilize the energy of light because [...]