Cravings

When I walk the city streets of New York, I’m awestruck by all the people who have adjusted their lives so dramatically. People wearing masks, standing six feet apart calmly waiting to go into a store. Calmly waiting to buy fish, candy, or beer. And, that is because […]

I want to be distracted

There’s a classic punk song by the Ramones called I Want to be Sedated. Some of the lyrics, in case you’ve never heard of the song, goes “20, 20, 20, 4, hours to goI wanna be sedatedNothing to do, nowhere to go, ohI wanna be sedated…” When this […]

Make and keep appointments with yourself

During “regular” times it is often imperative to find moments of solitude. Imperative to find gifts for oneself. It may seem odd to note but one need to make appointments with oneself. I know I needed that reminder. Work could be all-consuming. Other’s expectations could be all-consuming. Thus, […]

This will break me

Been headstrong Have forged deep trenches Was levelheaded in the face of adversity Can dislodge from the grips of most pain But this will break me The water has been numbingly cold The dance disjointed and lonely The tears neverending The distractions too terrifyingly piercing But this will […]

The hunger to go outside

Having a birthday during a pandemic is an interesting, to say the least, experience. I can’t even remember what my age is as of this weekend. However, I will remember wearing a face mask for it. I will remember my smile having to come through my eyes. Tyra […]