Abyss

A body filled withAmber waterExplodes in golden burstsOf endless movement. The blood of dead leaves,Their decay oozingFrom cavernous shadowsIn the black depths.It seeps into skin and And lives, grows,Under a surface of flesh.   Sculptures of meat and boneFlirt with the creature’s dark edges.They are as powerful as Flower petalsSwept onto the surfaceBy an uncaring [...]

Plato’s Cookie

As an April Fools joke, the university that I will be attending next year released incredibly bizarre essay prompts for next year's admissions cycle. Although they were not meant to be taken seriously, I decided to write an essay on one of those prompts. Here it is: "To prefer evil to good is not in [...]

Words

A soft fluttering of delicate wingstentatively emerge from the infinity of the paper.Like those of a moth, quiveringinto the domain of the deck lampand dissolving, again,into the darkness.Always the insufferable default. No one recognizes the momentwhen a fly gives up on life:its last twitch deafened by the silenceof the its cage. Spoken word organizes the [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Little Moments

She didn’t tell me that the lights would go off, that All will come to an end. I didn’t know That the music will sound bitter one morning,That the leaves will fall from all the trees,And that the smiles will usually beUnhappy. She didn’t tell me.I found my old friend again:A chill from the inside, [...]

On Depravity

This post is written for a Philosophical Essay Challenge about depravity by the Literati Mafia.  ----------------------------------- Today I spent an hour staring at a blank computer screen while trying to answer the question of human depravity, watching the cursor blink in and out of existence, and waiting for the words to pour out of me. [...]