The Unknown

My life exists in two realities My soul is pulled from side to side Torn apart My brain is lost, confused The incessant chatter of voices in my head One is listing chemical equations, Analyzing the Cold War, conjugating French Verbs Sharp edges and flourescent lights Organized letters and Mindless humming The comforting and constant [...]

Figurative Language

Figurative language Is difficult to figure out Yet our subconscious mind revels in it. As a kid I never skated over a frozen pond Never experienced the glee and terror Never lost all feeling in my toes as I stood A few fragile inches away from death. Yet I know exactly how that feels. I [...]

The Power of Objects

I am surrounded by memories. The subway ticket from Chicago, mint tins, piles of books, my rock and beach glass collection, small wooden turtles from Mexico, and notes on the walls that remind me of events that have long passed and math equations I no longer need are all reminders of my past. They are [...]

Sunday in New York City

Yesterday, I was finally able to properly explore New York City again after over a month of not being able to. This time, I visited on a Sunday, and the experience was completely different. While I usually visit towards the end of the day during the workweek when the city is packed with all sorts [...]

Alien Days: A Song Review

 I’ve always had a very deep appreciation for music, but, since I am incapable of performing it, my gratitude is expressed in the massive amounts of time I spend listening to it. As I grow older and become more conscious of the world around me and my seemingly unimpressive and mundane position in it, I [...]