in defense of pop

Given the beauty of cartoons, of Miley Cyrus fucking the air, or a hip-hop star in a fluffy purple coat, you have to wonder if the liberal mistrust of commodified art, and the conservative fear of religion-free story, is just dumb. Because in the end, inspiration doesn't care if it is wrong or right. It…

who can say?

To celebrate amongst good friends in flickering candlelight, or die alone at night. To make a group of people laugh, or pull burnt pie from the oven. Spend twenty bucks on a bad movie in a theater, or curl up together with reruns. You never really know what will float your boat, but you do…

Dusk

The moment when the setting sun gives color to the sky, and you pause to name the shade of blue. The moment you decide between a joke and a glance, to bring someone home, (if they'll let you). The moment each morning you get out of bed. Dawn to dusk, alone or entwined, you breathe…

the suitcase

Do you remember when I had a life? A lover once told me he liked finding himself in my blog, turning up in my story. I don't have lovers anymore. I don't have the elasticity to let a man make room in my heart. The women who remain have super-elastic hearts, big enough for all…

commitment

The euphoria of saying No. The resonance of saying Yes. Many people admire the quality of sticking to. But I would like... to just point out.. that it's more important to do what is right, than to do what you said you would do.

poem trilogy

Have a Great Day You get a new memo every morning, from the TV or your phone, which clearly explains what is sinful today. If you eat anything and get fat, it's your fault. If your social feed is boring, so are you. Bad things happen to bad people, and to you. The ticker tape…

why you live

You owe it to yourself to follow your dragons as often as your bliss. You owe it to your family to follow your inner critic, taking notes. You owe it to your soul to call Time out on your own journey. The marker of a healthy soul is the joy it brings you to help…

the tiger and the bureaucrat

At the end of all the smart thoughts and bold decisions and colorful gestures you ask yourself, How do I show him my heart? We just aren't raised to do this. Or maybe I wasn't. Be reasonable, rational, and smart, is what I heard growing up. But the passion, and deep deep knowing, of your…

the end of the wish

To seek happiness one must seek what one does not know. In this way the fool keeps forgetting what it knew, casting itself over and again into the same damn thing. And the coward clings to what it knows. And the hero fights what it does not know. And the mystic prays to it, the…

touching ground

When you're flying high but falter, humbled, you fall and cannot stop. It's okay. This is touching ground. The floor of your ego is quiet, boring, very plain. Breathe here. You may cry, you may look for truths, but you're just here to remember that underneath it all, after you've accomplished, and flirted, shocked, and…