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half family

can you be half of a family? if one member is gone? does it have to be two or more, to declare the disability? it’s not a whole family....

interactions

interactions between strangers sisters your sister messages you on facebook because neither of you have each other's numbers you know...

disconnecting

if we could see our battery would a red 2% make us pause and take the time to recharge or would we see what we could do in the time left

sitting quietly outside

i see the baby bird leap from the pine soon it will become the mom watching its baby leap knowing the flight

musings

are we all just puppies on leashes sometimes we hold the leash in our mouths and believe we control the journey

weightless

why does sitting in a swing the sides digging into my hips make me feel like maybe everything on my shoulders isn't so heavy

favorite things

dew drops on pine needles red blooms on tree veins twigs snapping underfoot nonchalant screams breaking free from bird beaks held closed...

you understand right?

im choking on invisible words that would rather slither through my veins dragging out past bits of pain past bits of stollen pleasure...

ringing in my ear

i was born with an abnormally small skull a Chiari malformation usually undetected until later in life when something else calls for an...

moonlight

drunk

i like the idea of you reaching for my words while drunk then again i've always liked the idea of you reaching for me while drunk

there were six of us

bridesmaids that is one was late to the “getting ready” pictures her hair taking longer than expected & well, how do you center one...

succumbing

You're the longest addiction I've ever had I'm not sure if I should count the time 'clean' Or the time of succumbing As a win

Such a Lovely Thing

You can read my short piece "Such a Lovely Thing" online for free at The Bookends Review. TW: violence, suicide...

just words

sometimes there’s this ache in Me that starts at my core, like a gaping in my chest, And it radiates Down from there, a need, Near...

the fragility of motherhood

Like the way fog drapes over the mountains and lies heavy in the belly of the valley, or the first blooms on a tree that glisten in...

lavender migraines

I’ve had migraines since I was twelve Since my pediatrician would ask my mom what the orange lines were on my chin line Makeup, she had...

toss & turn

there’s a thirst inside me that won’t allow me to sleep a directionless longing hollowing me empty empty empty there’s a hunger inside me...

dyspnea

she smelled like hair dye and bad decisions if she had a tan line, I never found it I stayed up later than I ever had before just so I...

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