Thank U, Next – 22 Days of Thanks Day 8

Happy Thursday! It's almost Friday! 🙂 I'm not sure if it's because I've listened to Ariana Grande's newest single, "Thank U, Next," too many times on repeat today or if it's the fact that today was a rough day, but on this eighth day of thanks, in the words of the catchy chorus, "I'm so... Continue Reading →

One Year Later – An Open Letter

Wed., July 4, 2018 9:53 p.m. Dear You, It's amazing how much can change in the span of one year. One year ago...I remember this exact night so clearly...I remember sitting on the floor of the semi-dark guest room at my aunty's place as my friend was sleeping in the bed. Although it was almost... Continue Reading →

Today is just an ordinary day.

Today is just an ordinary day. I woke up. I ate some food. I got ready for work. I spent the day grading papers for my students Constantly writing down today's date Over and over and over. 4/17 A day that no longer means something special. A day that no longer carries my memories To... Continue Reading →


You were unlike any boy I had ever fallen for.   You weren't my first rodeo, But I was so sure. You were different from the last. I had found home within your arms, Warmth within your deep eyes, And a love so divine Aphrodite would be jealous Of that gravitational force within The beatings... Continue Reading →

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