– it’s not you… –

… it’s the idea of you, the idea that you are more than human, the idea that you are my dream’s definition of the word “perfection” – angelic… correct… pristine. No Visine needed for my eyes, my blinders are happily place on my merry little face. You look and act like the most lovely statue […]

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– temescal canyon –

I felt like weeping, but in the most exhilarating way. I saw God in a previously unseen light, one that froze me where I stood above the canyon, squeezing my torso with my right arm because my breath literally felt as if it was being taken from me. As I frantically photographed the kingdom, I […]

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– líder –

You were snuffed out on my childhood friend’s birthday. You were lifting your voice above the ruckus that attempted to keep you silent. You were reminding the world that injustice, harm, and disrespect to the community isn’t solely playing out on American soil. You were radioactive with a glow your Afro-Brazilian blood possessed, a mutant […]

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– the rest of their lives –

These words are not meant to be wrapped around me; I’m just doing my best to unravel this latest development. A pair of lovebirds flew upon me as a unit; I don’t recall them as separate entities. Next generation rebels, horse coats of a different color, they became family to me quickly, easily. Shopping and […]

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– refuge –

I stay for too long in places that both command my legs to take a load off and then demand them to run away screaming. I stay for too long in spaces that resemble joy and comfort, but unmask their realities when claustrophobia sneak attacks me in my most grave moments. I compete for too […]

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– vibes –

I keep to myself at this Hollywood soiree, not out of snobbery, but out of insecurity. Pretty faces hover about the gallery; artwork stands boldly as well. Of course, the most gorgeous piece is the master of ceremonies himself. Mingling in a simple suit, Mr. Falco is a vision that outshines what he illustrates himself […]

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