You Live, You Learn

I unearthed a poem that I posted back in 2006. This poem was written by Jorge Luis Borges (or is it Veronica Shoffstall? but definitely not me) and it needs to be put back here. Just the poem though, I’m not including the whole cringe-worthy post. I can make a new cringe worthy one below. 😆

After a while you learn the subtle difference
between holding a hand and chaining


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The Irrational Things We Do On Facebook To Make Others Feel Bad (And Eventually “Like” Us)

— An adaptation of Bethany Rose’s prose —

I went through a phase of doing things on Facebook so that my ex could see that I was having fun.

Living life for an imagined reaction of someone who used to make me feel like the sun is the most messed up thing I’ve ever done.

However, I don’t think that it is possible these days to enjoy doing anything without …
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The Leap

First, she felt a dream growing inside her. Then, once she’d made her decision, she noticed the fear in her heart. Finally came the leap of faith and, with it, a new opportunity. That is how changes are born. That is how great things come to pass.

Transfiguration

I am tired all day. I want to nap & nap & nap.
No place safer than my bed with only the blankets covering my skin.

I split my heart into nine and hide the pieces in really good hiding places.
Collect them all if you really want me. It’s safer this way.
I am about to transform, shed this weight,
it’s time and it is time.

Watch me become …
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I Am Numb.

As I walk along this familiar path heading home, passing by our usual bookstore, our favourite coffee shop, the restaurant where we regularly have dinner, I staggered from the sudden pain I felt.

I knew the floodgates would open. As I walked past each one of them, tears threatened to fall.

And they did fall. My heart cries. My heart cries out for you.

Everything turned into …
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I Felt Nothing

When I saw you in the crowd, I felt nothing. Just a relief that I finally found where you were waiting for me. Even if I was already two hours late, you smiled at me. I grinned back.

I’m not a big fan of your new hairstyle. Your hair is too thick, and I liked your Asian hairstyle better. Nonetheless, you’ve always had beautiful hair so I stroked a section …
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Dreams and Smokes

I’ve only admired you from afar. For so long I have kept the feelings deep within the recesses of my heart, and at the back of my mind. I know I can only admire you like I would a star. And I admire you for your eloquence, your intelligence, your humor, your wit. And I admire you for how you make me smile, how you seduce me, and how you …
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Still

Just when I think I’m getting my footing back…
When I think I can walk away…
He says something to pull me back in.
Into this world where he is the sunrise and the sunset.
A world he doesn’t know but he is the center of.
A world that I would forget, if I only knew how.

Backstage

Tears were threatening to fall when suddenly I felt myself float up from the floor. I blinked and realized someone from the stage had just grabbed my arm and has pulled me up. Before I could utter a protest, I found myself staring into his blue eyes. He started singing to me and I was lulled to complete silence by his voice.

My boyfriend loved this song. But he wasn’t …
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