I am lost

I gaze around, everything feels unfamiliar. I am lost. This world that i’ve known for twenty years feels foreign, distant. Where am I? Who am I? What am I? I feel like a stranger in my own skin. In the blink of an eye, i’ve lost touch with who i’ve become. My feet are nailed […]

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her

When I first saw her, I didn’t even notice her. She was just another ordinary girl. Plus, I was too caught up in my studies to worry about a girl. But then, something incredible happened. One random day, I noticed her dimpled smile, it lit the entire room up. It was magnetic, like christmas lights. […]

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bleeding heart

I feel the pain, deep down within my bones. My chest feels numb, my thoughts unclear. A fog has formed in my brain, paralyzing my ability to think straight. A dark shadow has settled comfortably underneath my skin and has made itself at home. I bite my lower lip, it exasperates at first until the […]

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I realize

I look around me and everything feels as though it’s crumbling. The ground beneath my feet that I have stood on for so long doesn’t feel as sturdy anymore, but shaky and unsafe. Faces that I trusted for so long turned their backs on me to reveal their true colors. I feel alone; me, myself, […]

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success

Success is a pretty heavy word that often crosses all of our minds and rolls out of all of our tongues. I know that I think of the word success all of the time and how I’m gonna reach it and what I need to do to reach it. I often ask myself what I […]

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making memories

She sat in her rocking chair, her eyes full of light and joy. They smiled at you without her lips even making the slightest of a move. She rocked back and forth, slowly and steadily. “I remember it all,” she said as she folded her wrinkly hands around her mug of tea. “I remember everything, […]

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wretched

So much hate, bickering, and anger. I don’t understand. I don’t understand why we let the people closest to our hearts down, why we fight, and why we don’t forgive. Human beings are constantly at war with one another- pointing fingers and bullets toward one another, yelling and screaming. I don’t understand why some hearts […]

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happiness is a choice

“On a rate of 1-10, how happy are you?” My friend Ashley asked while nibbling on her pinky fingernail. I laughed. “What do you mean?” “Like rate your happiness level from 1-10, your satisfaction level in general.” “Ten. What about you?” “Seven,” She said. “Why?” “Hmm well, I don’t know,” she said as she spat […]

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The Gold Lake

Layla had never missed her husband as immensely as she did today. The phrase “widow” haunted her,caused the hairs on her skin to prick up. “You filthy widow,” Her mother in law had hissed. “May God have taken you instead of Alfred.” Layla sobbed into the palms of her hands and prayed. The death of […]

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