Reimagine. Recreate. Restore. (Final Version)

Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Have you ever seen time fly? Watch it slip through your fingers like a cloud passing by… Too slow to notice it leaving, Too fast to make it stop All we’ve known is to destroy like it’s breathing. The pitter patter of raindrops Match the sounds of clocks Counting down. Tick.…… Continue reading Reimagine. Recreate. Restore. (Final Version)


i watched you walk home that day.through the window,i saw the clouds openand the sun turned your skin to gold,as if an angel in the sky wantedto watch you with me.because you’re the only one that’s there,you’re the only one that least that’s how i always saw it—saw you—me—alone,but you had to go home…… Continue reading love-like

On Climate Denial (V2 Climate Speaks)

Denial is the first stage of grief, but what are you grieving?Maybe the fact that our clean air is leaving,Our lungs constantly receiving the grey,Ourselves slowly receding into the black. Our blue waters we pretended to love,Suffocated with plastic we disposed of.Red turns the dove who flies awayWith no turning back. Back into time when…… Continue reading On Climate Denial (V2 Climate Speaks)

Imaginary Businesses

I was a professional makeup artist at age seven. My hours were limited to daily recess and after-school playdates in the park. My specialty was dramatic, prom-themed looks. With limited funds, my primary medium was sidewalk chalk dust. My associate, and later best friend, was the best chalk-crusher in the business and I had the…… Continue reading Imaginary Businesses

A Story Worth Sharing (Common App Essay)

“How did you feel about ‘Asians Are Smart’?” my history teacher asked. The homework was to read an article concerning the depiction of the model minority. “I think it’s right. Asians are naturally smarter than other races,” a classmate said. “Yeah, specialized high schools are majority Asian for a reason,” someone added. “They are majority…… Continue reading A Story Worth Sharing (Common App Essay)

state of the union

Fellow citizens of America.. Scratch that—let’s be frank here for a moment. I just said that to make you feel as though we’re on the same level, but c’mon now! I’m the president, you’re the citizen, let’s get that straight. I’m so humbled and grateful for this position. Really, wow. Thanks for voting me in…… Continue reading state of the union

my mother’s story

It was warm, but not too warm; the perfect temperature to only wear a sweater. I was nine years old; the second youngest out of my sisters. There’s Annette, Pat, me, then Charlene, but Charlene is nine years younger than me so she didn’t go to school with us. We were the only black students…… Continue reading my mother’s story


America — where the streets are literally pavedwith golden mac and cheese from my Grandma’s kitchen.where opportunities grow like apples on trees,just waiting for you to reach up and pick them off,and when you finally do, you take a bite and plant your own.where the songs of each country come togetherto form a new melody…… Continue reading rose


the sunrise. or maybe just a little before it. the sky, flaunting a pale blue to signify the near presence of the sun, has finally awakened. clouds — not invasive, nor intrusive, nor shielders of heat, but created as a model for renaissance paintings — litter the blue as they settle into position for the…… Continue reading bliss