He’s older than my dad;
a quick fling
I had thought,
a decent first love
that would fade
as I get my degree and
distance accumulates, yet
Her mouth spouts lies; they exit as quick as the cotton candy that melts on her tongue. She was three when she learned to play pretend: pretend to be a princess, a queen, pretend that the world had fairies and one true prince charming. She was ten when she realized she can pretend in real life: pretend to be ok when her mom called her her chubby little angel, pretend that she wasn’t hurt when her friends laughed about the lice in her hair and instead, she laughed along with them. Continue reading
Did you know that 100 shoelaces come untied every second and it’s—
what? Don’t believe me? It’s true: 100 shoelaces come untied every second,
just like yours right now. What? You untied them yourself?
Now why would you do that? Retie them now and—
hey, you’re doing it wrong. Here, let me do it. You do it like this.
Untying your shoelaces yourself, what were you thinking?
The horror, the terror!
It will be the end of the world;
Volcanoes will erupt and gush fire to
char me like an inexperienced barbecuer;
Earth will quake and crack under me to
gobble me whole like a pelican;
Tsunamis will drown and choke me to
stealing my breath like a murderous thief!
always the first to volunteer
the aftermath of a hurricane
no one greedily cleans.