• emily commented on the post, soap 6 years, 1 month ago

    suds flying everywhere, bubble clusters floating onto the grass and popping in the breeze. running through the hose and sliding on the dawn-slick tarp, the soapiest joy of summer.

  • emily commented on the post, calamity 6 years, 2 months ago

    “KFDSLJALSDHFLNXCZNGVDFGSJKLFSDKHFNXBZMVBHJRGRIFGIUDSYAKFHLAHSDFUIRYEOTKDJUREYOUSHGKLJVHDJZLGUSOREUTZJDSKHGLSETYOAUHGLLAJHFLKAJHSDLF” the sound of a calamity

  • emily commented on the post, society 6 years, 4 months ago

    lost in the blur of passing women in purple hot pants and men in sparkly snapback hats, i forget i am of the same species. they drink their worries and pains away and dance with no regrets. mardi gras brings out the side of society i like to forget i am a part of.

  • emily commented on the post, five 6 years, 6 months ago

    five seconds. five minutes. five hours. it felt like five years had passed since 12:03, the last time he’d replied to my message. i was desperate for him, but he was desperate for a win for his favorite soccer team.

  • emily commented on the post, past 6 years, 6 months ago

    in the past, i’d been fine with my lonely-in-life status. but that brief moment of togetherness, the second of inseparability, left me lost in the world. i couldn’t stand a moment of singularity, let alone another lifetime of solitude.

  • emily commented on the post, arts 6 years, 7 months ago

    the paintings. the benches. the coffee. the laughing children. the struggling artists. the museum of modern art, new york city, one of the only places i feel truly at home.

  • emily commented on the post, somebody 6 years, 7 months ago

    somebody has to love me. of all the seven billion people in this world, there has to be at least one person who i can love and who can love me back. he could be tall, skinny, muscular, athletic, lazy, funny, sweet, goofy, nerdy, hipster, preppy, anything really. all i want is someone who will love me the way i know i can love him.

  • emily commented on the post, spent 6 years, 7 months ago

    my feelings are spent. for ages i’ve been waiting for you to feel the same, to finally understand what you put me through. your games have torn through every bit of my feelings and sold away the very last scraps of my heart. i am spent.

  • emily commented on the post, mass 6 years, 8 months ago

    massive disaster. my life is a massive disaster. i finally get plans together, and then they fall apart, conveniently at the same time as my air conditioner does the same. i am lost in a massive pile of junk, […]

  • emily commented on the post, happy 6 years, 8 months ago

    i’m happy. the quiz is cancelled. i don’t have any homework. well, after this essay. that’ll be a breeze. i can whip out an essay in twenty minutes and still get an A. i sit down at the computer, ready to go. but […]

  • emily commented on the post, miracle 6 years, 9 months ago

    why am i drawing a blank. i wrote an eight page essay on this word alone. come on now, emily.

  • emily commented on the post, chain 6 years, 9 months ago

    third grade. those letters would come in the mail all the time. envelopes filled with envelopes filled with envelopes, all holding letters from superstitious children across america. how did you get my address? is […]

  • emily commented on the post, event 6 years, 10 months ago

    it’s still two months away, but they’ll be some of the most intense months of the year. everyone will be scrambling for the perfect date, for the perfect dress, for the perfect body. all for three hours in a dimly […]

  • emily commented on the post, secret 6 years, 10 months ago

    he nudges me.
    emily.
    do you have a pencil i could borrow?
    sure, i do.
    my cheeks flush even at his mention of my name.
    i look away, feigning disinterest.
    i hand him the pencil.
    is it really that big a […]

  • emily commented on the post, pits 6 years, 12 months ago

    standing backstage, behind all the thick curtains and hot stage lights, it’s got to be 80 degrees. my thick polyester shirt and long canvas skirt can’t be helping. i silently wish i’d put on about two sticks more […]