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Just a phony

I hated it, really. It was the summer between my Junior and Senior year of high school. Like any abnormal soon to be Senior, I was spending the summer chipping away at my AP English reading list, and writing essay’s as maniacally as I could. I can hardly remember a majority of the novels on […]

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Quarantine & ME

Let’s just say I’ve been training for this my whole life. I am grateful to have a job that is 1) essential, and 2) that allows me to work from home. As quarantine began, my body also succumbed to a sickness that had been trying to overcome me for what seems like month. I am […]

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Thanks for the Distance

I’m finally learning to hold my tongue Much tighter than I ever held you I’m realizing that I’ve fought harder to let you go than I did to let you stay Because losing you was the last resort But losing you was the last straw I’m finally learning how to love you From afar, of […]

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This Year

This year will be the first year The first year where someone asks, “When’s the last time you spoke?” I’ll say, “Last year” This year will be the first year The first year where someone asks, “When’s the last time you kissed?” I’ll say, “The year before last year” This year will be the first […]

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Second Best

I once had a favorite pair of shoes They were dark chestnut, flat, lace-up booties I wore them to extinction Ever year around Fall I search for a pair of boots to replace them I search with hope and vigor, but alas I cannot find them I search, but damn it, I cannot find them […]

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I is for Indifference

I think I am more afraid of running into you Instead of any natural disaster Or sudden death Is it natural? Is it normal? That I call you by your name? Yet I only utter that name about three times a year Another December passes And onto February We’re both a year older I feel […]

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G is for Grandma

It has been almost five years since my Grandmother passed away. With each day that passes, her memory becomes only more beautiful, more meaningful, and more enlightened – she was the most gentle force my world has ever seen. All that she was is everything I hope to emulate. She is who I hope to […]

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