Author Archives: Kshyama

Some Notes About Commitment

I’ve always been commitment-oriented, but not always for the right reasons. I felt a void in me of some kind, a sense of inadequacy, a sense that someone else telling me I’m enough would somehow ring true and I would … Continue reading

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Things to Remember While Dating

If they wanted to, they would. And if they didn’t want to, they wouldn’t. This goes for: making plans with concrete date/time/place, reaching out and (re)connecting, taking initiative to message, how enthusiastic their messages are, basically everything. How people express interest … Continue reading

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Resolutions for 2019

My practice of writing resolutions (see 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018) has been completely invaluable to me. That said, I normally write this on December 30th, and this year, I was a little delayed due to feeling a little low. A few … Continue reading

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Rejection is a Gift – Appreciate It!

Ah, rejection! It keeps you on your toes unlike anything else. I was recently sent a “thanks but no thanks; I don’t see it working out; etc etc so long farewell auf wiedersehn aideu” from someone I liked. And, it’s … Continue reading

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Test

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” -Rumi   1. “Wonder” To feel a sting and wonder gently at the sharp buzzing … Continue reading

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Haunted

i am these days haunted only by a single sentence and it is this: I chose badly, and I may choose badly again, and not know it until it is too late.

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remember/promise

remember how you blended into the pages of a good book the words dissolving into your skin like inkless tattoos all across your torso the hallucination of a sunrise the windless valley the desert of sand the war of fire … Continue reading

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one day

i. where the river ends and empties into the sea, where the pebbles shift into sand, sit among the empty shells whose creatures left the homeless leaves, the water ghosts, the- you are for somebody a bag of salt, spilling … Continue reading

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worth it

i think i started to fall in love with the idea of love because of books. reading. the way stories wrote out that feeling. that sense of truth. sharedness. the faith in a moment. that it meant something – the … Continue reading

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Dad, What’s A Condom?

Check out my latest piece on nuance! Excerpt below; for full text, hit the link. Children’s sexual subjectivity matters. Why are we so scared to talk about it? “Dad, what’s a condom?” I walked into the small living room of our … Continue reading

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