I am

the taste of vanilla melting into a concoction of pecans and bliss on Thanksgiving when the warmth of family is rising like homemade bread. The laughter plumes into the air, and I smell the stale cigarettes on my Mother’s hands as she kneads the dough  – their strength molding my world. A twinkle of teeth…

Embarking on an Adventure

I have always wanted to travel internationally.  The cultures, ethnic food, and historical locations have been a magnet drawing the vane of my imagination since I can remember.  Once, back in college, I was this close to spending a semester abroad in Cork, Ireland.  Through a series of unfortunate events, my passport was packed away…

Elise Lifting the Sun

“What if hearts were made of waffles?” Elise mused, her pigtails bobbing slightly as syrup from the bottle pooled on her plate and drizzled over the side from the unsteadiness of hands not quite as big as the questions she posed. “Well, then love would be as deliciously sweet as you are,” I replied, dipping…

Final Page

Someday, when this final book is done, I’ll slip it back on the shelf. A light shifting of dust will plume into the air becoming suncatchers as they settle, and I, knowing this arduous task is complete, will settle back on the divan like the soft shake of memories from books past. There is a…

Phantoms

Out of all the times that I’ve tried, I don’t know if there’s much left inside. I’m screaming from the inside out. My head is spinning. I’m left in doubt. I’m going down.  I’m going under. You’re drowning out. We’re drowning now. Tell me that I haven’t loved in vain, Or has this whole world…