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20 Reasons to Date Again

I turn 28 this year.  Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote a piece called 20 Reasons to Not Date Until 30. As I wrote this piece, I laughed, seeing the date of publication on that earlier piece: April 26, … Continue reading

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Things I Learned After Being Dumped

So much of how we heal after great pain depends on where we were in our lives  when the painful incident happened. For this reason, the healing process looks different for everyone. None of this is universal; not every person … Continue reading

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Mime

The gold flakes off those memories You see the gray stone underneath You pick up the glitter, paint it into hearts on your palms, diamond teardrops under your eyes, watch as some of it, weightless falls into the wash basin … Continue reading

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A Year Later

A year ago (almost exactly a year ago – Jan 24th, it was a tuesday, look it up) I was dumped. I don’t even know what to call it actually – it was the unceremonious ending of a stupid thing … Continue reading

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At the centre

at the centre of it all is this: those tender moments replay like videoreel slides out of sync, but they are still tender. but then I tell myself, clearly that is what I imagined, this tenderness betweeen us was me, … Continue reading

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When Writing Through Suffering Becomes Suffering Through Writing

 A lot of my writing happens when the stress of an experience or situation demands I think about what has happened. A lot of my analytic writing happens when I need to answer, for myself, the questions of “how” or … Continue reading

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An extended post mortem

some days from the past hang in the present, a soft layer over the now I guess all days do, technically, but I feel the weight of some days more than others. there are new songs i listen to sometimes … Continue reading

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20 Reasons to Not Date Until 30

Update, April 25, 2018: Well, it didn’t take me until  I’m 30 after all… Check out 20 Reasons to Date Again, a piece I wrote almost exactly a year to the date that I wrote this piece below. I turn … Continue reading

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Dredge

Last night, I turned into the moon; far away, one side: a shining face, shedding reflected light and tears, hanging on a paper wire from the ceiling of your bedroom; I am suspended over your bed. Sometimes I freeze time without meaning … Continue reading

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Blood and Lemon and Salt

“Why can’t we be friends” he asks. “It doesn’t seem right, we’ve known each other so long.” I have come to love the smell of things ending, a fresh and steely cut like blood and lemon and salt air that … Continue reading

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