Succulent

Succulent Rooted in nothing, but belonging on a shelf. You notice the curvatures and branching of the green leaves Like an outstretched hand yearning for more. Pink pops and light orange hides at the end of the fingertips.   The changing hues and shades, a…

Alarm

Alarm The question Ringing in my ears Where is that sound coming from? The siren blurring in my mind.   I’ve missed alarms.   Slept through them Unaware and incorporating Them into my dreams Only until my head ached From the sound Awakening me out…

The End

The End I love closure, but I can’t seem to find that same mindset for the ending of other things I feel an overwhelming sense of dread when things are approaching an end. Often times the most prevalent emotion evoked in me is sadness This…

A Distanced Thanksgiving

My family doesn’t really have the typical Thanksgiving tradition. My family doesn’t really have the typical Thanksgiving tradition. We don’t do the stereotypical big family get-together. This isn’t to say that my family doesn’t have traditions. We have the meal, and my dad is from…

The 24 Hour News Cycle

There is no good news I had hoped to talk about something positive in this blog post, but CNN is unfortunately letting me down on that front. Speaking as an employee of the CGE, I’m officially non partisan, but I feel confident in saying that…

Week 10: Acknowledging the Little Victories

I was talking to a few of my fellow classmates about online classes and how the semester was going. I was talking to a few of my fellow classmates about online classes and how the semester was going. “It has been difficult. It is now…

Thoughts in Preparation for Election Day

Voting is an important step in our democracy. But is it the only important step? In the circles that I run in, November 3 rd has been arguably the most important day of this year. So many of my friends are working on campaigns, making…

Let the sun in

Let the sun in Appearing to smile in another realm but the face looking back at me is one I’ve never seen before A dark skin male with eyes of horrors reflect my face his face begins to deteriorate as maggots begin to fall from…

Making “Bad Art

A couple weeks ago, my roommates and I started having “bad art” nights at the end of bad days. A couple weeks ago, my roommates and I started having “bad art” nights at the end of bad days. We call them bad art nights not…

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Land Acknowledgement: Pacific Lutheran University sits upon the traditional lands of the Nisqually, Puyallup, Squaxin Island, and Steilacoom peoples; we acknowledge and respect the traditional caretakers of this land. Land Acknowledgement: Pacific Lutheran University sits upon the traditional lands of the Nisqually, Puyallup, Squaxin Island,…