Monthly Archives: March 2015


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An exposure

Naked human
Bare hooded skin
Heart on sleeve
No feelings within

Left untouched
Exposed to all
Naked human
How far did you fall?

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A duality

He told me he saw both romanticism and realism in me, a rare polarity that needed to be discovered.
“Study acting!”
“Excuse me?” What the hell was he talking about?
“Here, there are only three good acting schools in Paris,” he continued, naming all of them. I looked at him, trying to memorize the names of the schools. With my perplexed expression I somehow couldn’t help but believe him.
“You will make a great actor. You’ve just got to find that inner person inside of you. You’ll have to take classes, of course, but then you’ll go to castings and get small roles, then bigger ones.”
“What the hell was this stranger talking to me about?” I thought for the hundredth time in ten minutes. I smiled, unknowing of what to say next.
“You’re a woman but you’re an adolescent at the same time. You’ve come to Paris to find that inner self, to find yourself. No one else. Do away with all those other shallow friends. Follow your heart. You know what’s best for you, and it’s right here in front of you. Right in this city, mademoiselle,” he said in the politest way.

And here I am, at home, googling, debating. To trust a stranger or not? It will go down as one of the oddest yet most inspiring conversations I’ve ever had in my life so far. I think I’m going to have to let this sink in for a while.

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To grow

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The inevitable 

I wonder how many pillows
Have swallowed all of my tears
Cushioned their sweet landing
Help fight away the fears
I solemnly do beg
For forgiveness from them all
But you see
Sometimes it’s just inevitable
To stop streams of salt from free fall. 

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To communicate 

The farthest distance
Is measured
By all the words
We cannot say
When standing
Right next to each other.

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A religion

To self medicate
With substance non-existent
That’s what you are.

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