Tag Archives: youngadulthood

New Book, “Fauxster” Coming Out This Spring

This book will be released through Createspace, the sequel to The Sophomore Year Experience. It will be released some time in March and contains poems such as “To Love From Afar,” “Why I Don’t Date Privileged People,” “Queer Selfishness,” and “For … Continue reading

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TO LOVE FROM AFAR

I don’t regret falling in love with you, even though some Sundays it hurts to get up slowly in the morning. The music you played for me once, you never wrote down or recorded, grows fainter and fainter day by … Continue reading

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On Work and Wages

One day when I was bored in class, I decided to count all the jobs I’ve had since I first started working — from when I was 18. I counted anything that required me fill out paperwork — from being … Continue reading

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WATERLOO

Harold H. Piffard – Napoleon and Josephine. 1895. We could have built an empire together. But you were never happy at home, with me, cravate and sword, my men and my plans, fingers outstretched to foreign places, and yours reaching … Continue reading

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PNW LOVESONG

Picture by x1klima on flickr.com. I don’t miss Los Angeles but I miss the bay area: treelined streets and hills those birthday cake houses clustered in a mound on your slopes, mint leaves in my coffee and bokeh lights of … Continue reading

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FOR ASIAN GIRLS ABROAD THAT FEEL LIKE STRANGERS IN THEIR OWN SKIN WHEN CALIFORNIA WAS NOT ENOUGH

Image by takasuii on flickr.com. “So, here you are too foreign for home too foreign for here. Never enough for both.” – Ijeoma Umebinyuo Lunch for one at a french cafe: homework pages dotted with coffee marks, a cold crepe … Continue reading

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WHY I DON’T DATE PRIVILEGED PEOPLE: A LOVE SONG FOR THOSE TOO HUNGRY TO WASTE ANY TIME

A love song for those too hungry to waste any time. Continue reading

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