Inside this Box

Inside this boxA lifeOf false starts and shattered hopes Of empty promises And loneliness so thick that cardboard edges weep with it So close to a fulfilled dreamDo you even want it anymore Do you wantAnything Not the cold want of consumerismBut the want of lifeOf greenness exploding from soft earthOf human feet on distantContinue reading “Inside this Box”

Distance and Time

I have never been fond of rhyming poems and creating them, but I suppose we all have to branch out of our comfort zones every now and again. Distance and Time Time stretches out in endless possibility, the distance between us internalized within me.Between here and there, promises and sighs. And the fear that sweetContinue reading “Distance and Time”


I wrote this for my husband on November 30, 2014, back when we were involved in a long-distance relationship.But my mom thought it could apply to my brother, who died when I was a girl. Plenum The spaces between atomsBetween placesWhere you and I have never metThe spaces created just for youWith memories of timesContinue reading “Plenum”

Brutal zombie scene

Trigger warnings: rape and violence This is from a book that I started previously. Perhaps one day I’ll finish it. 🙂 I came across a horrifying video earlier. The camera pans in on a group of men in a circle, all armed to the teeth. They are laughing, patting each other on the backs, guffawing,Continue reading “Brutal zombie scene”

How I feel about teaching

Near the end of my second field experience, during the long commute to Lake Shore Middle School from my home, I started to compose a letter to my future urban students. I composed the letter in my mind, spoke the words to myself as I drove, and wrote them down when I arrived in theContinue reading “How I feel about teaching”

A sneak peak at “While Sleeping”

Trigger warnings: Gun violence. January 29, 2014 Youngstown, Ohio It was after midnight and Jakob and Cindy had just walked into their second bar. The entryway was slippery, the flimsy mat doing nothing to combat the snow the patrons were bringing in. They hung their coats and walked toward the bar, happy to see thereContinue reading “A sneak peak at “While Sleeping””