Month: June 2016

it wasn’t

anxiety wraps me up in a blanket tells me it’s okay, it’s alright. until it snakes into my lungs, a cobra inside me, jaws over my heart — I can’t breathe, I can’t speak, the world has turned on its head but thinks I’m upside down.

On Leadership

True leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it means to be a good leader. I used to think that a good leader was just someone who could complete a task without being excessively cruel or arrogant — someone who was respected through their actions. This past couple of years, I’ve…

Reflection on School

* This will be part of a series of posts on education (since I have a ton of thoughts about this topic, having spent a lot of time in school). This post will mainly focus on my own experiences in the education system while a future post will be a more general critique of the educational system in the US. There will probably…

My Dear Friend

She is an old soul, Her eyes dark with tar and hard with age, Heart buried under years of rain. She is a trapped soul, A present wrapped in a bow Strung too tight to inhale, exhale. She is a true soul, Rising from lies in the dark, A brilliant star on an empty stage. She is a lost soul,…