For so long, I did not understand the resentment. I thought my efforts to improve appeared subtle, so I worked hard to make them prominent. You only noticed the flaws; […]
Leadership is an absent trait. Someone said, there are things more important than dying. Wealth is an addiction. Reports of victory exaggerated. They’ve corrupted the formula, and something ominous looms […]
We waited patiently. Our minds fed in solitude, our hearts emptied into the void. We heard the message—our souls for solidarity. The equitable exchange, we accepted the lie.
We were free to go wherever we chose, without restrictions, until the 21st century. Fear and death came from the sky; then, we gave away our privacy for security – […]
The notion of simplicity is complicity in nature. We cannot contest what we cannot see. Now, life teeters on a mandate. In sickness and in health, we wear the mark. […]
Politicians gave us the plague and broke our economy—a new population of the sick and the shut-in. The language of fear changed from ‘unprecedented’ to ‘asymptomatic.’ We should have sold […]
Words distract our intelligence to obscure what is shown. Everything is sleight of hand. They are not wearing any clothes.
I want something good to happen. I wish my thoughts were positive. I want to feel my face again; I promise to wash my hands.
Ecclesiastes 1:9 says that “there is nothing new under the sun.” Everything we experience has allegedly happened before—a very relatable notion in my life—the sense of deja vu having a […]
It was a cold, winter night; frosty memories on the window’s glass. The time, it was slowly draining away. Early morning light, woken to the news of war in the […]
A quiet moment within the summer night. The sound of cicadas breaking the silence. Crickets are playing hymns of forgotten songs. I remember the stories my mother used to tell. […]
It is almost three months since my layoff due to COVID-19. For the first time, I do not have a mitigation or contingency plan for dealing with this situation. I […]
Sleepless nights blur the light of day. Trapped in the confines of delusion. Moments filled with ambiguous premonitions. Violent plagues consume our flesh. Carbon monoxide is the air we breathe.
I wonder whether the sun will shine again; these tinted days are affecting my mental state immensely—those hazy recollections, dusty specs on the glass window. I wonder whether I will […]
Broken days causing the loss of time—our money gone along with our peace of mind. We will sell our souls to go outside.
I felt the earth move; it was unexpected—the chills within my body due to the fever boiling poison. The presence of a pestilence touched me before I knew its name. […]