Something Like Progress

Over the summer and through the first month of my senior year, I've been doing a lot of thinking and not enough writing for all of the ideas and feelings I need to articulate. There is so much to say that requires space and so few words that string them all together cohesively. I suppose…

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A Normal Friday Night

On a normal Friday night, you are halfway across the world Pressing buttons mindlessly, shooting at cgi zombies So you don’t have to fight the real enemy   Talking about how you might spend new year’s eve with Your childhood crush so you can convince yourself That you don’t want her anymore   But when…

Big Gay Eating Trip

After spending the first two days of break laying in my bed, it was finally time to go on my first adventure of the summer which was a wonderful ice cream tour of Manhattan with a few good friends. Our first stop was The Big Gay Ice Cream Shop where we tried some of their…

Homecoming

On Saturday, I woke up in my dorm at 9:00 in the morning- two hours before my alarm would go off. But Instead of going right back to sleep as I normally would, I turned over and looked around the room for a moment. From my bed, I could see the light peering in from…

Thunderstorm

Have you ever Fallen in love with The sound of thunder?   Have you ever Felt comforted by The flash of light that precedes it?   Do you get some perverse satisfaction Knowing the storm outside is swiftly striking The tree outside with intent to kill?   All while knowing how safe You are tucked…

Clouds

they say the clouds are made of tiny water droplets bonded together in some pact of solidarity or as a promise of forever   when the clouds form, they do not know they lie for when one drop of water falls, some must stay behind   when i look up at the rain, the water…

Am I My Resume?

This past Monday, I embarked on my first city audition adventure of the semester. On this particular day, I sat on the train facing the back of the car and watched the cloudy, gray Long Island sky pass me in backwards motion as I wrote and rewrote the words of the two monologues I prepared for…