• Ninasafiri commented on the post, gum 6 years, 11 months ago

    he sticks to the bottom of my shoes, like street gum. i smile, but i tell him no. i wave, but i tell him no. i don’t accept lunch invitations. i’ll never go to dinner with him. stop coming by, i don’t want this. i […]

  • Ninasafiri commented on the post, straw 7 years ago

    I’m not going to take him back this time. My bags are packed and I sold my old car and I’m going back home. The bruise is no longer swelling, but it’s hot to the touch and I can’t see all the well. I can’t let […]

  • Ninasafiri commented on the post, luggage 7 years, 1 month ago

    It’s purple polka dotted over white canvas, can’t miss it. I feel the little under 50lb weight dragging behind me, rolling over small hills and getting stuck in sidewalk cracks. I can’t remember what is was like, being free.

  • Ninasafiri commented on the post, hearing 7 years, 1 month ago

    I’d wish you’d stop fidgeting. Stop pulling threads on the bottom of the suit jacket. The judge is staring you down and he knows you’re lying. He knows you’re lying.

  • Ninasafiri commented on the post, entrée 7 years, 2 months ago

    So I’m seated now, looking over this menu, glancing back to make quick peaks at the other full tables. I am the only one dining alone. I will order an appetizer, an entrée, and maybe even dessert. And then I will […]

  • Ninasafiri commented on the post, puddle 7 years, 2 months ago

    There is mud on the bottom of my jeans and raindrops seeping into the seams of my t-shirt but I can barely feel it now. I’m standing ankle deep in deception, watching you move the lamps into boxes and onto the […]

  • Ninasafiri commented on the post, mist 7 years, 10 months ago

    And into the mist we went, brave and tall-backed warriors. There was no fear in our eyes, even as our hearts beat irregularly – adrenaline rushing through our veins.

    There was no place for hesitation in this place of the gods.

  • Ninasafiri commented on the post, bow 7 years, 11 months ago

    I took that final bow a long time ago, but the show isn’t over yet. ‘Encore!’ they cry. ‘More!’ they plead.

    Look at my bones. They are old and ruined and cracked with time. I have nothing more to give you. I gave my final bow.

  • Ninasafiri commented on the post, train 8 years ago

    Choo choo, baby. She’s a’comin’. Faster than you can ride across two slats of metal, a roaring engine in chugging its way down the tracks and she don’t stop for nobody. I want to be that train. I want to watch somebody cross my tracks and I’m gonna blow my horn and tear them in […]

  • Ninasafiri commented on the post, crew 8 years, 1 month ago

    You come with me wherever I go. You’re my back up, my second in charge. Facing the world with nothing but what I have in my heart and what I think in my head. You’ll always be with my – my homies, my crew.

  • Oh gee, you are too fucking funny. Like, I’m grasping my sides and gasping for breath. The look on your face, oh wow! I don’t think I’ve ever laughed this hard in my life. The pain in your face right now, the one you feel because I took everything you ever loved like you did […]

  • Ninasafiri commented on the post, severe 8 years, 2 months ago

    The look in your eyes when I’ve disappointed you. It goes right through me and skims over the top of my soul like luggage in the x-ray conveyor. Your brow crinkles and I feel tears well up behind closed eyelids. Please, it’s too much.

  • Ninasafiri commented on the post, bookshelf 8 years, 2 months ago

    You’ve been my oldest friend, tall and looming from the corners of my room. You hold my greatest treasures and my earliest memories. You carry my every adventure from this cold reality to the sweetest of my escapes.

  • Ninasafiri commented on the post, alumni 8 years, 2 months ago

    They are the ones that come before us.

    Those who have made it past, those who survived the struggle
    those who somehow
    managed to make it
    and those who
    give us hope

    that we will make it too.