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Do you ever look in the mirror, and not quite recognize the person staring back? Like some sort of Mulan inspiration, you feel like your face doesn't represent what's inside? A stranger you don't know, a person you've never met. Its in moments of weakness that you turn away from this gaze, Its in moments … Continue reading 36

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Your expression is detatched and omniscient, but you're a face I've always known. They've built military bases, mansions and shopping malls at your feet-- I wonder if that bothers you much. In autumn golden freckles adorn your cheeks, in winter frosty snow details every inch and crevice of your figure. And in summer, you dazzle … Continue reading 37

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Snuggled on the couch, Enveloped in its folds, My eyes become drowsy. Cozy and warm am I— All is quiet as the candle burns through its wick. How lovely to be alone, In one’s apartment. Peaceful and content, But I’d better go to bed, or else I’m going to be sleeping on this couch.

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Give me the strength, that I might not have. Give me courage, that I lack. To face what's difficult, what's hard to say. I don't want to disappoint you, but I surely can't lie. I don't want to hide, or take the cowardly route. But it's diffcult to do, because I know it'll hurt you. … Continue reading 39

Hutch

This is my hutch. Painted and given to me by my grandparents. Within its drawers, I encapsulated my girlhood experience. Notes, letters, birthday cards-- misspelled poems dedicated to crushes. Tiny trinkets and sacred artifacts-- rocks I thought were pretty, lockets that held deep magic. Inconsequential things to everyone but the girl who placed them there. … Continue reading Hutch

6 a.m.

The phone barks far too soon, critically reminding "It's 6 a.m., and you need a shower." I stubbornly remain in bed for exactly 10 minutes, proving to my alarm that it holds only subjected power. Soap and steam, eyes still puffy-- I try to recall my dream, as it slowly becomes fuzzy. Coverstick, foundation, mascera,the … Continue reading 6 a.m.