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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    you can taste it. it's like blood between your teeth. your mouth waters by just the thought of it. you have to lick your lips because they're dry and cracking. your fingers drum along anything they touch because you just don't know what to do when they're empty. your head po...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    it's funny to me, the way people are. i wonder how they think, and why they act the way they do. they push each other and fall all over themselves to be first in line, on top. first in line for what? on top of what? it's funny to me. it's funny to me, the way the sun rises...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    I got to stare at his back as he walked away. He was still dressed in his McDonald’s work uniform. But even being around deep fryers and condiments all day couldn’t take away from his scent. And that was a good thing because I never liked fast food. His scent was much better than fries or cheese...
  • Nonfiction > Sports
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    Sprint, six seconds, jump and turn, feel your fingers drag across the wood, next sideline, repeat. Check the clock, seconds tick, you’re slowing down. Push, you’re faster than her, prove it. They yell, they call your name, they call you out. Embarrassed, wipe away the sweat, get to the baseline....
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    "This time, baby, I'll be bulletproof" I used to laugh at the words as the came through the speakers of the stereo. The line was dripping with the same corny cliche as so many before it. It was always the same: "the person I loved broke my heart and it feels as if I were shot ...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    I don't like hospitals. They're cold and white and clean and filled with people who are or were in some sort of pain. They're full of anger and resentment and fear. I normally avoid them at all costs. Except the day I walked through those electronic sliding doors with nothing on my shoulders; I w...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    They look at her with envy. They tell her: "You are so lucky." "You have it made," they say to her, "You have so much ahead of you." They aren't sarcastic or demeaning or false; They only speak of what they see. They pride her on her academics and her a...
  • Fiction > All Fiction
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    She is a tree. Thick skinned and tough. Rings keep track of her experiences. Each one only exemplifies the wisdom she has gathered.  Starting as a seed, her branches grow tall and wide and her roots stretch deep. Friends and family like rays of sun shining down to build her up. Branches stretch hi...

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