Monthly Archives: December 2013

THE LIES WE CHOOSE TO TELL EACH OTHER

When had the madness faded into resignation as we painted and repainted our facades to fit the seasons? that love is a feeling and not actions expressed and peace could be found through trials of war. I carved my own … Continue reading

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The Story of Naomi Constantine

Naomi is sitting in front of me, her small hands cupping a teacup as I jot some notes down. I’m interviewing her today for my Arts & Entertainment weekly article. Somewhat of a folk legend to natives of Downtown LA, … Continue reading

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UNREQUITED THERAPY

you said you wanted me inside you but nothing has been able to penetrate your mind.

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THE STUFF THAT COLLEGE DREAMS ARE MADE OF

Dust from broken beer bottles sprinkle over paneled boards. Your toes navigate through stagnant red cups and cluttered bags. A carousel of people ritualized, strewn over floors and furniture. Bodies lying on top of each other, heads pressed together, Music … Continue reading

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SOCIAL TRANSGRESSION

paint her face or paint your story doesn’t change the fact that she was fourteen

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PROHIBITION

We used to live dual lives. The jacket you threw on, navy orange school spirit, like showmanship paraded through crowds. The condoms tucked in your jeans, wallet; said they were dollars for taxis taking girls home. Retching vodka bile at … Continue reading

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THREE PIECE SUITE

 I. Lies fall aside, like my black bra on messy sheets. You told me you didn’t have a girlfriend, but you didn’t mention her or her. II. You grew up poor but drove me in a Cadillac. I wonder if … Continue reading

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