I put my words out to sea; here: in tepid calm waters. I hope the waves churn and froth and foam as I put my whole soul behind the words I sew into my sail.

I think people are deep as oceans. Inside our wet wiggling brains are schools of fish-thoughts just waiting to be caught. Here I hope to cast out my net and draw in some of my own wildness to tame into words.


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what you’ll find here

my thoughts

Whenever the synapses of my brain cross, letting off sparks, I try to capture those bright bursts and put them here. Often a tangled mess, I wind my way through the trenches of my gray matter, and the sludge dug up by these journeys are slung like so much debris onto the internet.

some fiction

I write what I want to read. I create what does not exist… or what should exist uses me to become. Either way it ends up here, dripping down my spinal cord and bleeding out my fingers tip-tap-typing.

assorted flavors

of most any genre and topic. I sometimes feel like the synapses in my brain travel at highway speeds, zipping up and down in gushes and rushes of information. I hope to school them into order, like slots in a parking lot, and let them sleep. It is here I put them to rest.

approximately me

Who am I?

Well, I don’t really know. Your guess is as good as mine.

I’m something more than what you think of me, I hope.

 

I suppose I’m the dirty napkins I carefully stack on my plate at restaurant tables.

I’m the trowel left out in the rain at my grandma’s house.

I am the warm indent left in the couch, and the hand print in the frost on my car windshield.

I am the stamped-in tread of my shoes; squiggles at the toes and solid half-moons at the heels, that tramp all over town.

I look something like you, I guess. If you look in the mirror, you see a person trying their best. That’s all I am.

 

me in five senses

me in five senses

Sight 👁️

predominantly mousy, with hair and eyes the color of mud. i have a square smile; where my lips pull all the way back to show my canine teeth: they stick out like opera boxes.  i have a small nose with a rounded tip that leads up to a stoic forehead. my eyebrows are somewhat unruly at the corners, but i quite like them; my eyelashes are a delicate spray of soot at the edges of my eyes. i wear wire glasses with a slight cat-eye. i am 5’2″ when i am not slouching (but i usually am), slim shoulders curling into a stocky ribcage and broad stomach.

Touch🖐️

bumpy, on my blemished face; smooth, on my arms and shoulders (sometimes my legs, when i bother to shave); rough on my bitten fingers.

Sound👂

the click-clack of a keyboard, and david bowie crooning in the back of my head.

Smell👃

the scents i wear all the time:

poison ivy, princess mist, apple farm, cashmere glow, and pear berry.

Taste👅

i taste like adventure. also probably toothpaste.