The beauty of writing is in the challenge of expressing emotions that have no words. The spectrum of emotional experience is endless. English (or any language) is limited. Words like “angry,” “happy,” “sad” are gross oversimplifications. Though the laws of physics are far more sure, the laws of English are intended to be similarly prescriptive. … Continue reading Words
Cold as ice Across the gray Fractured toes Find their way None for miles To hear the bray As one solid footstep Melts away
Feeling lower than low Moving slower than slow Coming from higher than high Falling the flyer I fly Breaking bitter by bit Waking a quitter I quit Never been wronger I write Leaking blacker than white
Broken? Maybe Scarred? No doubt The mask On the inside And the stain Without
Follow the roll of the hills Fall down the trail of the clouds Soften the hand on the quill Loosen the noose of the crowd Deafen the words of the reap Move to the musical cues Listen to the pad of the heartbeat Get lost in the forest of you
Nothing makes me more suspicious than a person who claims to have the answers to my questions.
My group chair performance to Wicked at last weekend's aerial showcase. Other than a wardrobe malfunction, I think it turned out great!! Definitely want to do more chair dancing and another performance like this again. I'm hooked!!
Peel off my skin Inch by inch Pluck out the hairs Bit by bit Slice through the muscle Cut by cut Reach deep inside Gut by gut Just take me Control me Make me, make me Break me, break me Torture me sweetly Nail by nail Trap me inside you Jail by … Continue reading Take Me
Paper airplanes Riding on a whim Lightly wrinkling Sleeping on the wind Slower than a jet Losing every bet A sailor in the storm The way that she was born Paper airplanes Quiet, faintly thin Watching all the People watching him No engines made of steel Wheels that squeak and squeel No … Continue reading Paper Airplanes
I feel very attached to Ellie. Deeply attached. I mean, I loved writing Players - it was fun, light-hearted, and the interplay of the characters was unique and interesting. But I didn't relate to Gretel the way I relate to Ellie. Ellie is a powerful and dynamic character. She is neurotic but measured, deeply caring … Continue reading Giving Ellie a Second Shot