I keep forgetting I’m only 25

Last night, all I did was stare at the ceiling. It was a moment of reflection and existential panic. It felt like the room was filled with every worry my anxiety can create. Leaking through the cracks on the wall, I felt it slowly suffocating me. My ears tried to drown in the noise of …

You Remind Me Of The Type

Trust me, I know the type I kept his memories inside a luggage Along with his old jacket and deleted texts When I saw that smile, I knew He reeked of cigarettes and cheap cologne Strutting around disguising unwanted advances As harmless flirtation Tricking you into banter and secrets Hiding behind charming smiles And welcoming …

Stuck Inside, Stuck In My Mind

Everything feels heavy My steps continue to drag across the floor Too tired to get up Too tired to walk and run But where else can I go? The only places I’ve been Are the kitchen and the bedroom Yet it feels like I’ve spent hours Traveling to and from the stairs It could be …

Maybe in Another Life(time)

It has been a while since I’ve written something I’ve liked. After listening to Ben&Ben’s Lifetime, I decided to write a reply to the protagonists’ feelings. The story on the other side of the one that got away, feelings are too complicated for a scenario like this. Maybe an apology is due but there are no words that perfectly …

We Are Time Beings

A few months ago I found a book called “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki and since then it is my favourite book. At first, I bought it because of the beautiful cover and then the story captured me. Placing my very being into its pages, flipping each one letting it consume my …

Love in a distance, love in a pandemic

Our relationship is a routine With organized bullet points, Colour-coded priorities, And unchecked boxes Setting dates and alarms Making room for unscheduled moments Of comfort, Of peace, Of laughter, And quiet contentments Then we’re back on track With pixelated Zoom meetings Spending five minutes Asking if you can hear me Over and over and over …

Too Many Letters in the ABCs of LGBTQIA+

Was supposed to post this for Pride Month so better late than ever. To all the beautiful folks in the LGBTQIA+ community. They say the problem with our generation is that we are obsessed with labels. We are narcissistic that we need a word for who we believe we are and inconveniencing others to remember. …

LGBTQIA+ Cartoons I Wish I had as a Kid Every Saturday Morning

Seeing two women or two men on screen does not make you gay. If it did then all the years of hetero-normative entertainment should’ve made us all straight. Yet here I am, bisexual, queer fem dating a gender-fluid boy. If anything, all the “straight” cartoons made me more bisexual than straight. Shego from Kim Possible and …