Les Papillons

Darling I’ll never stop admiring your strength We had to cry for you because you never did Dad was concerned by how you chose to cope Now you’re running careless as if you’ve never known pain My dear you’ve already encountered the worst of the caterpillars and now you can know butterflies   Adults have … More Les Papillons

Skin

I was having one of the best days of third grade. During reading hour, I had the privilege of sitting in the teacher’s rolling chair at the round table in the center of the room. Once in a while, the highly-coveted fabric-covered seat was offered up as a reward. Such a reward is always taken … More Skin

Nineteen

I love introverts. I am not one. Any guy I’ve been in a relationship with was always the type who wouldn’t reveal the inner workings of his mind to the mailman and the French professor and a classmate he met 20 minutes ago. And I admire that. I also equally admire people who are bold … More Nineteen

Sleeping on Floors

I’ve been lacking inspiration and Command Strips. I’ve been eating chocolate cake for breakfast and breakfast for dinner. What is it about carbon dioxide and too many hangovers that makes seltzer more desirable than bottles of liquid on the shelf above the cutting board cabinet? I’m searching for a spot to claim by the third floor … More Sleeping on Floors

Waitress

The first words from my mouth are always “How are you?” I wait for an answer and regret the question It always comes back to me I know you’re supposed to say happy things I’m good, I’m great, I’m doing really well But I can’t be doing well if I’m not doing good I’m serving … More Waitress

Managing Stress

Last semester, I had less work but higher stress levels. This semester, I’ve made a few changes that have helped me improve productivity and general mental well-being. Here are some steps that can hopefully help you manage added stress, whether it’s exam week or just a time that’s busier than usual. Don’t break routine. If … More Managing Stress