The Stories I Swore I’d Never Tell

The sun beams down from a cloudy blue sky in the lush-green Ecuadorian mountains. You’re in an outdoor market with simple wooden carts lined along either side of the road. It seems with every step another small, elderly woman greets you with a gentle, “Buenos días ,” and a sun-kissed smile. Under the canopy of [...]

The Dawn Will Break

Something profound about the Night Incites An innermost part of the Self. For in darkness, does lie  Solace. A hidden blanket to Embrace All that one has, After day Fades. Yet bold belief always persists,  As fiery as it is Fierce, That holds darkness will soon abate As every dawn will Break. * * * [...]

“Used to Be”- An Ode to 2019

"Used to Be"I learned all good things must come to an end, That the bill will always come due. I learned what it means to have your heart broken... But also how to merge one from two.  I learned to say goodbye through a heartfelt smile, Despite the tears that already know  That this goodbye--won't be just a mile; It’s a distance that will always [...]

A Bluebird Kind of Day

A soft, early morning glow illuminates the treetops as the car weaves on a two-lane road through a tunnel of pines. Underneath the canopy, the forest floor is a barren brown, contrasting the lush and vibrant evergreens. Between each of the towering trunks the air is dark, an eerie fog emerging from its depths.   Following [...]