Monthly Archives: January 2016

office mate

i am at a loss for words. my vocabulary does not seem to work anymore. my dialect is an artifact. how can i replace it? what to replace it with? i’ve decided to absorb the dialect of the woman who … Continue reading

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volunteering

i still have yet to figure out what i’m doing here. everything feels unnatural, inorganic, out-of-sync, out-of-tune. difficult. i seem to seek out difficult situations and difficult people. i came here voluntarily. and i knew this is how it would … Continue reading

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Irreparable

tonight my new city feels eerily like my old city. but i should qualify that by admitting that I am typing these words from a Starbucks (in Somerville). I tried the independent coffee place across the street but it was … Continue reading

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facemask

today i feel so much lighter, for some reason, with my old city behind me. and a new life waiting to emerge, even if it’s a replica of the old life, in a different time zone. a 2nd date with … Continue reading

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pretend confidence

Week number 2 in this new city will soon be a whisp. what have i learned in these past 2 weeks? i’ve learned that i am not sleeping nearly enough to function at the level i am required to function. i’ve … Continue reading

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setting forth (and back)

i left my home and all i knew of the world and all i’ve ever loved to come to this town where i am but a stranger. at this moment in time, it might be up there amongst the biggest … Continue reading

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