a poem about dysphoria

I thought I’d try out the WordPress monthly word prompt: BRIDGE. Between my skin and my mind I’ve carved a divide friction like sandpaper harrows my bones whenever skin and mind touch on the topic of voiceboxes and internal monologues spoken synchronously. dissonant screams dreams NO dise ngage repeat, dis engage

follow me to the ends of paradise

Drink until you are full, until you are glutted. Eat all the fruits from the trees, beside the pools so deep. Welcome to my paradise, strangers, take all the water you need; in the orchards and shade you may feed. Are you happy now? Will you follow me to the ends of the earth, sinceContinue reading “follow me to the ends of paradise”

Luigi’s Eulogy

Goodbye, Luigi. I never actually played as you or your Italian brother; not in Mariokart, Super Mario Bros, nothing. Quite frankly, I always thought you and Mario were the most boring characters. Who would want to be the humans, when they could be turtles or toadstools, ghosts or skeletons instead? Goodbye, Luigi. I’m really impressedContinue reading “Luigi’s Eulogy”

The Best Poetry Advice I’ve Ever Received

It’s simple: the point of poetry is to feel new feelings, or think new thoughts. Now if that’s not clear, you can go check out this 50-minute video 😉 which taught me everything I know about poetry. (Just kidding. Kind of.) But here I’ll try to summarize and write some of my own opinions. ForContinue reading “The Best Poetry Advice I’ve Ever Received”

buy me a pizza, not a coffee, please

ways autistic traits impact my daily life #2 I’ve only had caffeine a few times in my life. They’ve all ended badly. Once when I was 10 or 12 or 13, I had a can of soda with caffeine. It wasn’t even the whole can. Probably less than half. Unfortunately for my family, we wereContinue reading “buy me a pizza, not a coffee, please”

do you regret the headline photos?

Do you miss me? I miss you. Last I saw you, head on my pillow, your face lit up my phone screen. They got the picture of you all wrong. – Teen drunk driver T-bones car, family of four rushed to hospital. – You made a joke of your senior year photo, you told theContinue reading “do you regret the headline photos?”

January 28th, 2022/pirates on the high C’s

Today’s Prompt: What is on your music playlist right now? …uh. That’s it I’m drawing a blank. I don’t engage with music in the form of playlists. I just listen to the songs I feel like listening to at the moment. That’s it I’m drawing a blank, the smell’s quite rank in the sandbank whereContinue reading “January 28th, 2022/pirates on the high C’s”

January 27th, 2022/where the wild things thrive

Today’s Prompt: Where do you go when you need solitude? I’m not going to write my entire snarky reply I thought of for this prompt. My only snark here will be this: well, where do you go when you need air? Above water, genius. Breathe. Okay here’s a poem:) Find me where the wild thingsContinue reading “January 27th, 2022/where the wild things thrive”

January 25th, 2022/my heart runs of fire

Today’s Prompt: Write about what makes you feel strong. Heart. It runs of fire and water and rage and rain and wind and storms and lightning and Tears. Fears. In all my traveling, I have never found a mirror To my soul. In all my wanderings, I have never found a kindred spirit To myContinue reading “January 25th, 2022/my heart runs of fire”