Poetry and Creative Writing

Go Where You Grow: The Wishing Fruit

Photo by David Clode on Unsplash It had taken nearly two years to prepare the vessel properly.  Each day, I tended to the monstrous orange blossom, that now stood to nearly the height of a two-story house.  I lugged water pitcher after water pitcher to its thorny, green trunk, and lovingly applied fertilizer to the soil that surrounded… Continue reading Go Where You Grow: The Wishing Fruit

Poetry and Creative Writing

The Arctic Front

Photo by adrian on Unsplash My class would end in less than twenty minutes, but I was still restless; my craving for lemonade making me bite my lip.  Oh, I thought, you sweet and tasty beverage.  What I wouldn't do to get some of you.  When my professor wasn't looking I would let my head lull against my fist… Continue reading The Arctic Front

Poetry and Creative Writing

Recycled Waste

The grease thickened cooling even as it found purchase between myself and my heated gaze. My reflection seemed as angry as I, but at what, she could not say. My scalp is pouring into the sweet decay of early morning. "Stay," it gurgles, and my thighs stick together to prevent me from leaving I can… Continue reading Recycled Waste

Poetry and Creative Writing

Fishing for Nothing in Particular

The moon pulls me into a watery swell dipping her pointed crescent and twisting it for good measure. Where there once was question and answer, good and evil, now rests the weight of my heart. Ma'at holds Her scales steady as she dredges out the truth, unbothered neither by the endless flow of salt water… Continue reading Fishing for Nothing in Particular

The Black Gaze(tte)

‘Eve’s Garden’ Is Now Available!

I am excited to announce that my third poetry book, Eve's Garden, is now available for purchase! Head over to my Publications page, or straight to Amazon, for more information or to purchase! If you like what you're reading (or if you don't) be sure to leave a review , and take a look at… Continue reading ‘Eve’s Garden’ Is Now Available!

Book Reviews

Book Review: “Sight and Sensibility”

A few posts back I told you guys about my experiment to fix my physical vision through a combination of meditation and study of the anatomy of the eye.  This little experiment of mine started well before I picked up the book Sight and Sensibility: the ecopsychology of perception, but once I did, the validation I… Continue reading Book Review: “Sight and Sensibility”


Dreamscapes: An Otherworldly Descent

In my dream, I am taken down into the cool summer blue of the underworld. Here, the water acts of its own accord, twisting up in beautiful crystalline spirals (or down, or meeting together in the center, in a balanced whorl of brilliant geometry). I have been led down here - at first against my… Continue reading Dreamscapes: An Otherworldly Descent

What's Goin On?

Mental Illness and Insanity are not Mutually Inclusive

I chose a panic so deep it gained its own sentience and humbled me, personally, over the pain - imagined or real - of another. I am beginning to understand something about the mind.  It is like a genie trapped in a bottle, a captive audience, Narcissus locked in the echo chamber: the mind is… Continue reading Mental Illness and Insanity are not Mutually Inclusive