Candle in the dark

darkness engulfs me in waves of emotion, the largestshare won by loneliness. the birthday candles are out.the cake, six feet under. celebrations, asunder. and me- I'm on the path to a throbbing self-hate. it rained thatday, as it does always rain in September, and I lit a fire.solely, if not only, for the unwashed hope …

It is easy to love a sunrise.

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/e2/dd/37/e2dd377b6e030ddb4a996b5e7babcd08.jpg Bojack Horseman, 'Nice While It Lasted' it is easy to love a sunrise.it is easy to believe in the gifts of lifein knowing and trusting the worlds of wordsthat we've been fed since birth - to love, to laughto care not what people think, if only we let go.you don't look at the rising …

After Gwendolyn Brook’s ‘We Real Cool’.

After Gwendolyn Brook's 'We real cool'. The original is supposed to describe a group of teenagers hanging out outside of a pool hall. It imagines these teenagers as rebels who proudly defy convention and authority—and who will likely pay for their behavior with their lives. It's quite a classic, and I've re-imagined it to have the teenagers all grown up in today's world, who after and despite all their youthful rebellion, end up working typical 9-5 jobs. They spend their lives fearing the law, cursing their fate, drinking away their frustration, but ultimately remain stuck in the same place because they refuse to do anything about it, in stark contrast their younger selves.