Moving My Body

I am called back to this place with pipes and broken glass like I am called back to you. Differing reasons, similar feelings. Being with you makes me want to go outside.I look for any reason to head out the door now– Whatever excuse I can find to move my body,To keep moving my body,ToContinue reading “Moving My Body”

When You Discover You’re Free

You discover you’re free spontaneously after driving down a country road on your way home and pulling over for gas. You fill up your tank and are about to leave but choose to go inside the general store instead. In that country general store, you find rows upon rows of things, going farther back, back,Continue reading “When You Discover You’re Free”

The Importance of Breaking From Routine

I wrote a poem the other day as I was on my way out the door that included this stanza: It’s important to go out at odd times sometimesTo break from your routineRemind yourself you’re not locked inThat there’s a whole big world just waiting Writers and other creative types often talk about the importanceContinue reading “The Importance of Breaking From Routine”

Getting Published: A Short Horror Story

Content Note: This piece includes mention of suicidal ideation. That’s odd. The lit mag I was planning to submit to tagged me in something online. What’s this? I click the link they shared, and it’s my poem. They published my poem, but I hadn’t sent it in yet. How did they—? I search through myContinue reading “Getting Published: A Short Horror Story”

The Importance of Switching Mediums

My mom says that when she’s feeling stuck with her art, she switches mediums, which always helps. Sometimes, I take pictures rather than write poems. I go for walks and film artistic interpretations of fountains. I colour while listening to podcasts or the chatter of my friends. I apply paint inexpertly to canvas. I amContinue reading “The Importance of Switching Mediums”