Posts tagged "childhood"
i wear my mother's sadness like a wedding dress

i wear my mother’s sadness like a wedding dress

  silverware clinks and this is the language of our conversation. you are angrier today, fork drawing scars across your plate. i am breathing quietly.  
Defective Magical Girl: Channeling “Shortcomings” Like Usagi Tsukino

Defective Magical Girl: Channeling “Shortcomings” Like Usagi Tsukino

  There is nothing more ironic than a magical girl without great powers. Imagine if Sailor Moon never met Luna and never realized her true identity as a Moon Princess.
On Realizing What I Wanted to Be

On Realizing What I Wanted to Be

In seventh grade, I wrote a short story. It was a modern myth for an English class involving Hermes, a stolen trident, and a fight between Zeus and Poseidon. Granted, this alone proves that my story included the most cliche tropes and narratives of Greek mythology, but I thought it was fantastic, so bear with...
The Beginning of the Rest of Your Life

The Beginning of the Rest of Your Life

My life happens in poems. I have measured out my most cherished memories in single images scribbled in my diary, and chronicled them in Word documents arranged by year. A habit of mine is to take the time to reflect through poetry whenever anything momentous, strange, interesting, upsetting, wonderful, or life-changing occurs. Many of these...
Where Hope Begins

Where Hope Begins

The beginning of hope is an ending. Maybe it’s the ending of accepting the world as it is. Maybe it’s the ending of a bad habit.  Whatever ends when hope begins, it’s a shift that isn’t always conscious. Sometimes it takes time and effort to sort through the feelings that come with change. For some...