Jaipur Lockdown Series 4: Dreams Unfurling

Moments before midnight, after scarfing down a collective dinner, I lept upstairs two steps at a time to prepare to call a friend. I rushed to the bathroom, accidentally squeezing the nozzle seconds early and effectively spraying my belly button, thigh, and a majority of my right leg.

Toxic Relationships: Story Behind the Poem

“Toxic Relationships” was recently published with Persephone’s Daughters. This poem was born out of a desperation to recognize the repetition of toxicity in a series of relationships. I had just left yet another abusive relationship but found myself alas in yet another abusive situation (though I was only beginning to recognize and admit it to myself then).