Prepping for the field…

In a matter of days, I will be making my way to Belize to begin field work in my new sites. I am all nerves. I have like 50 things to do before I am ready to leave, including buying clothes, suitcases, and just being mentally prepared.  So many anxieties. …

To all the hims that I have ever loved

To all the hims that I have ever loved, I will always love you, Dark-skinned, Light-skinned, Purple lips and pink lips, Short and muscular, Tall with a dad bod, Buddhist, Santero, Nihilist, Sailor, Doorman, Karate Master, Linguist, Black, Mixed, Dominican, Native, Scorpion, Libra, Virgos, and Sagittarius, Earth, Water, Fire, Air, …

Letters to Self

I was told that the man of my dreams would never exist. A traveler. Smart. Dedicated. Loyal. Accepting of my flaws, the way I do not brush my hair. A smile, some half crooked teeth. It is easy to convince a girl, raised fatherless, turned single mother that I was …

May Day

A kiss upon my shoulder from your lips is greater poetry than I could ever write Soul mate, far away, starcrossed, flame of twins, sometimes almost everything Love blossoms in shadow, somewhere between a secret and a dare, Neruda’s oft love affair All Salt and no Topaz Unrequited recriprocated Seeded …

NaPoWriMo Day 29

Sometimes, I miss you, The parts of you that gaslighted me into believing you could change, An amnesia of horror overcomes me, I long for the parts of you not broken, The parts of you untouched by trauma, The parts of you that would uncover my feet as I slept, …