How to Write a Poem

Start with a line A series of words that were never meant to meet each other watch them mingle and laugh politely at one another's jokes while pouring drinks and taking each other's numbers watch them go to the movies after a dinner and take strolls at midnight watch them get comfy and hug and … Continue reading How to Write a Poem

Dear Nest,

dear nest, I made you today mostly from twigs and grass but I have a radiant blue string too I will put it in the center dear nest, high in a tree behind a branch invisible to the creatures below dear nest, spring is near I can feel it dear nest, eggs! three round pale … Continue reading Dear Nest,


I hope that someday, a day, good and gay, we will find a panacea for the diseases of the world.

A Tale Told

­­Unwrinkled paper, blank a sheet of white like a layer of fresh new snow, waiting for a tale to tell whether it be by footprints or by charcoal marks. A tale of heroes saving the world from caped villains in shadows on the ocean drowning and on land stumbling. A tale of loss a soul … Continue reading A Tale Told

What I Have Learned as a Fourteen Year Old Heading to High School

I cried. I cried because every word they had said was a piece of me ripped off. I cried because I believed them and in all those flaws. I cried because their insults were needles in my skin. I cried because it hurt.


Saturday morning at 9:00, we were frantic. Showering and gulping down breakfast, throwing clothes in our bags, and checking and double-checking to make sure we had the essentials: sunscreen, insect repellent, lots of water, ice, foldable chairs, matches, coal, and a tent. If you haven't already figured it out, we were going camping. Labor Day … Continue reading Camping