Time to Refresh

I’ve been feeling disconnected Like my service is extended Life’s a losing game of charades This drama it goes on for days I’m faking, but I’m not making Crushed by pressure unrelenting It’s unraveling bit by bit The strands of which my heart is knit I feel nothing, my tears all cried No longer breathing,…

An Adventure Worth Telling (Part 2)

Continued from An Adventure Worth Telling (Part 1) “Not all who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien In keeping with the Tolkien theme, this aptly describes how I spent the remainder of my time in Paris. After heading back to the apartment to shower and empty my backpack of dirty clothes, T. and I set…

An Adventure Worth Telling (Part 1)

“It simply isn’t an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.” – J.R.R. Tolkien Though there were certainly points of my trip where I was struggling to embrace this mindset, I do wholeheartedly agree with Tolkien. Stories, and the conflicts that make them, are what make adventure so much fun. And what is life…

Venturing into Instapoetry

One of my Literature students introduced me to the world of Instagram poets this week, and so, in honor of the UK National Poetry Day, I decided to give it a try myself with this poem:

Unfair. Unjust. Uncool.

I’m one of the privileged by birth Unfair. Unjust. Uncool. Born white, it’s not my fault. Born white, its by default. Born American, citizenship assumed. Born American, I didn’t choose. Born middle class, automatic prosperity. Born middle class, like a lottery winner Just because I’m privileged, doesn’t mean it’s fair. Culture and socialization give me…