dec. 8 //

you can decorate absence however you want — a new bar, a new boy, a new haircut — but you’re still going to feel what’s missing. it’s going to show itself late at… Continue reading

an excerpt from a book I’ll never write.

remember those long summer days when you were out the door as soon as breakfast was over — popsicle juice running down your chin, swinging so high the clouds seemed within reach? and… Continue reading

december 19th, 2016

it was good for awhile — being empty. because being empty meant nothing hurt anymore. it meant no memory could touch me and nothing could pass through the walls I had so intricately… Continue reading

the thing about him/hurt.

“one more round,” she said, waving her shot glass in a circle. it’s been exactly two months, four days, 47 minutes since he walked out. like the remains of a burned down building,… Continue reading

you.

the universe may have disguised you as just another human, but to me, I believe you’re made of some of the greatest undiscovered constellations. you’ve got stardust in your bones, a magic in… Continue reading

wave after wave.

the thing about depression is that it doesn’t arrive like a sunday morning. there’s no morning grace, no hallelujah, no slow to wake. when it hits, it hits like one of those bone-chilling… Continue reading

11:20 pm thoughts //

in·ti·ma·cy — in(t)əməsē/, noun; close familiarity or friendship; closeness, a private cozy atmosphere, an intimate act, especially sexual intercourse the connection between skin on skin, especially at first touch, is one that, until you experience it for yourself,… Continue reading

328 words; three things.

there are three things we need to learn how to say: one. “I love you” and I don’t mean just as an empty phrase, as a space filler. say it with feeling, and… Continue reading

21 lullabies for 21 years.

the friends you start the year with won’t always be the friends you end it with. people change, memories begin to stall. if someone isn’t improving your life, your mind, your soul, your… Continue reading

#IKeptLiving

More than 800,000 people die by suicide around the world every single year. The numbers are hard to fathom, and they don’t even begin to tell the stories. These are fathers, sons, sisters,… Continue reading