Cracks…

As a child, I romanticized love. True love. The kind of love that survives any struggles by summoning the strength of one's heart and mind. A love able to stand strong in doubt, challenge, and discord, because true love can and will overcome anything lovers throw at it...but only when love is authentic and only … Continue reading Cracks…

Bare…

Is love ambiguous by design? Is it possible to truly love someone, without the same feelings returned? I used to believe it wasn't. But, lately, I'm not so sure. I burdened myself with expectations of love from a very young age. I read every Austen and Bronte book, glued myself to those depictions of love, … Continue reading Bare…

Moments and Pieces

took that god damn record- Off repeat, Played a new song Danced away That anchor of pain That kept the circles Tight and the cycle too long... Stepped out of the shade- Waded, swam, drowned In a happiness and a calm adrift in his soul I lost all maps... Mariko Kathleen 2018 *************************** I’ll wear … Continue reading Moments and Pieces

Lightening Under My Feet…

Love has always been just out of reach for me. At times, I think  I've found it; have almost found it or simply failed miserably at it. But no matter what, it's always ends up being a curious and sometimes exciting chase, running after love. There are tons of cliches that claim "loves around the … Continue reading Lightening Under My Feet…

A Smile and Fire Dance…

I'm at dinner...continuing my gorge on gumbo and pretty much anything fried. This is the second night I've eaten here, though tonight feels different. Maybe it was the fortune reading I had earlier; maybe it was getting my new tattoo finalized; or maybe, it's me.  Me-feeling alive, glowing, brave...and happy. I didn't come here to … Continue reading A Smile and Fire Dance…

Aware, Resilient, and Bangs…

It's happened before-a physical violation. You think, if i blame myself- If I can just erase that moment, maybe I can get over it faster. Maybe if the fault lies with myself, I can find at least some kind of solace...eventually. So we blame ourselves: I shouldn't have had so much to drink; I shouldn't have … Continue reading Aware, Resilient, and Bangs…