A Poem About Going Home

there’s something i want to say about the blue-black ocean water of my home salty and so cold it feels hot like the angriest tears i’ve ever cried there’s a lake too and across it a long bridge one side of the lake is always calm the other side its […]

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It’s Okay

Yesterday I ended things with someone I had been seeing for almost five months. No condolences are necessary here. Ours was not some grand, life-altering love story. It was just a thing, a nice little thing, and now it’s not a thing. And that’s okay. It’s okay to exit relationships […]

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Fat on Purpose

Big boned. Slow metabolism. Thyroid disorder. “It’s genetic.” When I was younger, I clung to these words like a shield. Having an explanation for my weight made living as a fat person just a little more bearable. People were nicer to me, as long as I had a reason for […]

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Big Feelings 2: More Poems More Feelings

primary at night we sleep with our backs turned but our limbs intertwined like sea otters i don’t want you to float too far away from me     you know the music that makes you feel like you’re sixteen again? falling madly in love with everyone who smiles at […]

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