For Ess

This wasn't no childhood love story, predestined, albeit a bit boring. I didn't meet you on some Sunday morning street; we weren't given serendipity's blessing. We came across each other, second-guessing questionable choice of past lovers and pieces of ourselves we gave away, voices of self-harm on replay. We persevered a little, learned to whittle … Continue reading For Ess


Devils (2015)

Free Verse ReVolution

Talks with my devils have always taken a non-verbal nature; largely free of analogy, syntax or point. We have coined words with our fingers and conveyed ideas as action rather than drive on the traction of promise. They are straightforward and honest, and though they bring guns to a fist fight, no attempt’s made to shield you from your fate.

“Come and sit,” one says, patting the bus bench seat beside him.

(It strikes me each time how alike we appear. Brothers, the two of them finish each other’s gaze and start the other’s sentences, for I am their audience, and they are unrepentant in selling the scene.) I oblige the younger and take my place between them- and no passerby would see them, for they are by-products of my belief in their presence.

I would scream for help hadn’t I learned that lesson thrice.

“Today is nice,” one brother…

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FVR Presents: The Swear to Me Readings (Episode 1: “Growing Pains”)

I am excited for you guys to watch the second episode, which airs next Tuesday, but in case you missed it, here's this week's. I am still figuring out my groove in this one, if you will, so it's a bit longer than they will be going forward. Bear with me. Swear to Me is … Continue reading FVR Presents: The Swear to Me Readings (Episode 1: “Growing Pains”)

The #SweartoMe Readings Begin November 7

The Swear To Me Readings are a collection of readings, interviews and discussions around mental health. They will begin November 7 on Youtube and lead up to the launch of the new Lonely RTs Club (name still subject to change) on December 10th. Lonely RTs Club will carry on in the spirit of Swear to … Continue reading The #SweartoMe Readings Begin November 7