[the rules] 3. The first reaction is not self loathing This is the third rule to live by. Do not react to mistreatment by loathing oneself do not assume that every thing that happens is because you deserve it. Do not believe you are unworthy of love. This rule can be read in another way.…… Continue reading 22/30
Content Warning: rape One in five is the chance of being raped in the United States if you’re a woman. Fifty-four percent of rapes go unreported each year. Thirty-two thousand women forcibly impregnated but, you know, our bodies have a way of just shutting that down according to the politicians that legislate…… Continue reading 21/30
Completely unexpected I wasn’t even sure I remembered what you looked like but there you were with your eyes that met mine with slight hesitation. Your smile, dimpling your cheeks and summoning an answering curve of my lips even though I hadn’t heard from you For weeks or thought of you for days and even though your…… Continue reading 20/30
Wrong words keep leaving Lips and fingertips to make their way to ears or eyes, through phones or on computer screens. I feel the distance growing between me and those I’m trying to hold closer. Even in the same room close enough to touch with skin, close enough to feel the heat or cold of …… Continue reading 18/30
Small white pill. Twenty milligrams, taken daily. It’s supposed to be the cure or that’s what the TV commercials say. It’s supposed to restore interest in daily activities, love for life. This is a complete misrepresentation. The pill helps, but I don’t swallow that small white pill with the name I can never quite pronounce…… Continue reading 17/30
A haiku on academic writing: Revising my thoughts add ethos with others’ words. Dropping names: artform.
[the rules] 2 take things other people say at face value this is the second rule to live by and is easy to do when the words leaving lips criticize demean delegitimize and create so much more skepticism when the words come with smiles and sweetness when the words are praising or loving. take loving words…… Continue reading 15/30