On Hold

On Hold Her lips were red. I watched as she slowly licked them, and the stains continued to rest upon them. No smudges or movement.   She drew attention to her words with bright lips. She couldn’t help but smile into the mirror at the…

In a moment

In a moment I take a breath, Inhale through my nose And exhale through my mouth. The pain is sharp in my arm, It takes only a moment before it subsides And I continue to breathe. They put the cold band aid against my skin.…

On Childish Joy

This past weekend, a group of friends and I went to the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. This past weekend, a group of friends and I went to the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. It was us, and a bunch of families; there was maybe…

1024 x 798

1024 x 798 Love has arrived—from afar— Eyelids fluttered slowly open To the lag in the zoom call The lips smile taking a while   The Hand forgetting reaches out To the white glow of the untouchable It questions time—the past now seems Too late—a…

Spring Ritual

In the morning, sunlight streams in through the windows In the morning, sunlight streams in through the windows Outside, bright blue skies are speckled with clouds And snow capped mountains peek out through the trees Classes are spent staring out windows longingly A message is…

A weekend in suburbia

I find my body often craves a break from it all I find my body often craves a break from it all, a break from the push and pulls that wear down my physical being making it difficult to move through the currents of life…

In-Person Learning

Recently I have had the opportunity to attend in-person labs for two of my classes, Hydrogeology and Environmental Methods. Recently I have had the opportunity to attend in-person labs for two of my classes, Hydrogeology and Environmental Methods. After a year of online learning, I…

Bajo la misma luna

Mi cariño Mi cariño,   My heart is vacant, it has been for some time now   I’ve recently become hyperaware of my abandoned chambers,   reviewing the previous leases to tenants who possessed a promising application,   only to deal with the remodeling and…

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…