Broken Ones

Who fixes broken people? Is it only other broken people, ones who’ve already been ruined? And do we need to be fixed? It was the messiness and hurt in our pasts that drove us, and that same hurt connected us at a subdermal level, the kind of scars written so deeply in your cells that…

The Balance

Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger…

Jouska

A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head. A crisp analysis, a cathartic dialogue, a devastating comeback—which serves as a kind of psychological batting cage where you can connect more deeply with people than in the small ball of everyday life, which is a frustratingly cautious game of change-up pitches, sacrifice bunts, and intentional walks. Coined…

Jinxed

Your deep brown eyes, They were so mysterious. It lured me in, like a moth turn to a flame, I was jinxed! I knew I might burn, I knew it was all just an illusion, But I just had to go for it, I had to inch a little closer and I did, And that…