10 Pride Photos from Around the World

June marks an entire month of Pride celebration for the LGBTQ community in the US. It is a time to commemorate the Stonewall Riots which took place on June 28th, 1969. Police conducted raids on gay bars in New York City, in which LGBTQ members fought back for, literally, their "pride" of their sexuality. The … Continue reading 10 Pride Photos from Around the World

The Sea (poem)

(inspired by Cambria, California-- August 2010) The Sea We tiptoed like children across low-tides, waiting for the pacific ridge to swallow us whole. Cave mouths echoed the cambric breeze, their rough centers spill milky seafoam at the mercy of our feet, crushing sand dollars half-priced for infinite gems like burnished gold dust between fingers. It … Continue reading The Sea (poem)

A View from Montmartre (poem)

(inspired by Paris, France-- July 2014) A View from Montmartre The Sacré Coeur blesses me tonight under the gaze of les étoiles the heat melting memories in late July, fireworks still sticky on the back of my neck. There's a carafe for two, at ease with you, laughter over the bill as I'm blushing rosé confessions … Continue reading A View from Montmartre (poem)

Like Heaven (poem)

(inspired by a trip to Mount St. Helens, Washington-- June 2017) Like Heaven There's a certain beauty In the destruction of ash and smoke blossoming in a lavender summer ready to take flight in the bosom held in for too long in secret whispered among serpentine trees. You tried so hard to keep away Despite … Continue reading Like Heaven (poem)