Castle

You will condemn me for feeling nothing. You will punish me for willing away the dark. You will rip away my dignity for trying to gain one. You are the monster who destroyed me, and yet you claim to be the one who made me. Dear anxiety, dear fear, dear hurt, pain, long-suffering, you are…

Wonder Woman

Every time you look into his eyes, you feel a sense of ‘I don’t belong here’, and you immediately think about the tall, handsome, and friendly guy who would look at you in pure amazement. You wonder if you’re selfish to want to always feel that special, but lately you’ve been thinking about that one…

Love Poems

I write a lot of love poems. Some people think that it’s because I’m shallow or little-minded. Perhaps I don’t aspire to much beyond a girl who loves. They say I won’t contribute to the economy, to war, to solving famine, to saving the planet. They say I don’t know what it means to know…

Newspapers and Coffee

It’s the morning. They say that whatever happened the day before goes away the moment you wake up; it is a new day and a fresh start. But I don’t feel elated or new or fresh. I feel heavy. Just as she had rolled onto the bed after a day’s work, so I carried her…

Someone

You never thought that in a world with sin and war and chaos that you’d ever look at someone and forget it all. You never thought that plush lips and full hips would turn your hard nationalism into a romantic surge of youth. You never thought that after delving into books and news and guns…

Pure

I’ve been kissed all over, but that doesn’t mean your lips have a right to my skin. Simply because I am ‘impure’, simply because I have been ‘known’ doesn’t allow me to be undone by anyone. I am dressed to the best because I respect myself and the rest. My bones have been heavy and…

Pathogen

Every bit of my body is new, untouched. I am not the person that loved you, I am not the person that you loved. Every cell in my body is renewed and every bit of me is over you. Except my genetic blueprints – those things that make me, me – haven’t changed quite so…

Cells

I wish I could be that person who doesn’t always wonder what her life means. I wish I could be that person who doesn’t build up on her past until she is outweighed by nostalgia; I wish I could let it be and keep moving on. I wish I could be┬áthe person who trusts more…