• Aj commented on the post, blamed 5 years, 7 months ago

    They blamed me for all of it. They needed someone to blame. What would life be without a scapegoat; an escape; a reason to not be ashamed.

  • Aj commented on the post, desert 7 years, 1 month ago

    I am a desert without you.
    My chest an arid, aching expanse.
    No life, no safety.
    Vulnerability.
    I am a desert without you.
    Just five more minutes, please?
    Here comes the rain.

  • Aj commented on the post, scar 7 years, 2 months ago

    If you look closely, there are little white lines running horizontally across my left wrist. Tiny lines. Raised up. I am scarred. These lines tell of a girl who used to be – broken. But now, I am proud to be lined like paper. For on these lines is written my story. I am happy […]

  • Aj commented on the post, sponge 7 years, 5 months ago

    My mind is a sponge. I’ve been studying like crazy for this new job and I think my mind has reached saturation. No more tonight.

  • Aj commented on the post, beloved 7 years, 8 months ago

    My beloved. My reason to breathe. My safety. My hope. My dreams.
    My beloved. My life. My heart. My pride.
    My beloved.
    My.
    My..
    My..
    My beloved.. Maybe one day.

  • Aj commented on the post, corner 7 years, 8 months ago

    Backed into a corner; pressed against these walls. Pressured. Panicked.

  • Aj commented on the post, forgetting 7 years, 8 months ago

    No matter how much time passes, my heart cannot forget the things it has seen; the pain it has felt. Forgetting is impossible when memories have been tattooed.

  • Aj commented on the post, plaid 7 years, 8 months ago

    The mud caked layer upon layer on his cowboy boots flaked off in dusty chips as he stepped, right foot then left foot, onto the deck. He blinked quickly, his eyes adjusting to the shade from the roof above him. He reached a strong arm up to take his hat off, rubbing the sleeve of […]

  • Aj commented on the post, limo 7 years, 8 months ago

    I road to my hotel in Canada in a limo. They over-booked the shuttle.

    True story.

  • Aj commented on the post, backpack 7 years, 8 months ago

    I wonder what life would be like if I could live out of my backpack.. Just go. Just walk for miles and miles; seeing, feeling, thinking, living. All of my things wouldn’t fit into a backpack.. Why do we need so many things to begin with? Maybe I should consolidate my world to fit into […]

  • Aj commented on the post, thief 7 years, 9 months ago

    The glow from the fire’s reflection on his face made his eyes seem red; hatred burning from deep within him. He crouched low in the bushes, watching them sing and sway to the music, melted marshmallow and chocolate smeered over their faces. He licked his lips slowly, the film of saliva glistening from the intensity […]

  • Aj commented on the post, pretzel 7 years, 9 months ago

    The sun burned so hot that day that there were no clouds in the sky. I could feel it on my skin: my cheeks, my neck, my arms, my legs. The roar of the roller coasters shook the ground under my feet and even with the rush of wind as the trains flew past me, […]

  • Aj commented on the post, domestic 7 years, 9 months ago

    I’d like to fight these domestic tendencies; live freely. I’d like to do some things before being chained to a house and a home. Don’t get me wrong; I have the heart of a mother, the goals of a wife. But there’s so much more that needs to change in my feral soul before I […]

  • Aj commented on the post, mole 7 years, 9 months ago

    Why do we think first of imperfection when we hear “mole”?

    I wish my first reaction at this had not been disgust.

  • Aj commented on the post, curious 7 years, 9 months ago

    I am just reading into this?
    You’ve left me so.. curious.
    There’s something in your eye I had not seen before;
    Something I now feel I hadn’t felt before.
    I see.
    I see.
    I see you.
    You’re all I see..
    And now, I’m just so..
    ..curious.

  • Aj commented on the post, curious 7 years, 9 months ago

    The things you say leave me.. curious. Am I reading into it or is it real? There’s something in your eyes that wasn’t there before; something from your smile I hadn’t felt before. I see you. I see you. You’ve become all I see. And I’m so fucking curious.

  • Aj commented on the post, forgotten 7 years, 9 months ago

    When I’m gone, my biggest fear is being forgotten. I already am so often.. and I’m still here. But that’s reality. That’s my reality, at least.. I just have to find something about myself that is worth remembering in the first place.

  • Aj commented on the post, bones 7 years, 9 months ago

    “These bones are mere accessories.” -Envy on the Coast. Weighted down by bones, muscle, and skin, I cannot fly from here. These bones are too thick, too used, too heavy to feel free. I want more than this; more than what I am: flawed, real, human… These bones are jagged reminders of all that I […]

  • Aj commented on the post, crew 7 years, 9 months ago

    Part of the ship; part of the crew.
    Part of the ship; part of the crew.
    Part of the ship; part of the crew.

    I want to just go home and watch movies. I don’t want to be at work today.

  • Aj commented on the post, birth 7 years, 9 months ago

    This is the birth of a new me. This is just the beginning. After my marathon, I’ve realized that I can do anything. Anything! There’s no time like the present to start making changes; living with intention. I can go anywhere; do anything; be anyone. No limits. No restrictions. I am alive. And that is […]