Lullaby

When it’s nearing midnight and the air is still, The incandescent bulbs above my bed burning too yellow, Face and teeth waiting to bask in the sting of sterile frost. Limbs getting heavier, sinking deeper and deeper into the mattress Forgetting the state of limbo between do-it-now and do-it-later Eyelids fluttering close because they insist … Continue reading Lullaby

Cope

[BURNOUT SERIES PART 2] hello, it is Fran's second voice. this is weird isn't it? but it's happening hahahah so bear with me. hmmm how do I explain this without being cringey? the Fran that writes and is super in touch with her emotions, the Fran that is trying her best to get back into … Continue reading Cope

Pit

[BURNOUT SERIES PART 1] I'm going downhill really quick. From Square 1 to Square -3 in less than a day.  I don't know how it happened but everywhere I turn, there's a slab of impenetrable cement keeping me in one place. I'm in a box and the stench in here is suffocating me. The walls … Continue reading Pit

Floater

In my middle school, there was this courtyard that everyone funneled into during breaks and lunch. Imagine large masses of fresh teens - fueled by an insurgence of imbalanced hormones and the determination to reach the highest tier of some notorious social hierarchy - all concentrated in one area. It was like a daily mental … Continue reading Floater

Stupid

I feel stupid. There’s no other way to describe what I’m feeling except that. I just feel incredibly lazy and incompetent and... STUUUUPID. I got my final back for Biochem and I scored a whopping 17 points out of 60. I don’t know if I have to retake the class or not but just the … Continue reading Stupid