Book Review: Trajelon By Alyssa Marie Bethancourt

Disclaimer: I received a copy of Trajelon in exchange for a review. While I attempt to keep my reviews as fair and unbiased as possible, it is important to note that I received this copy as a gift and read it in two sittings while traveling to/from Seattle while planning our upcoming move. Also, IContinue reading “Book Review: Trajelon By Alyssa Marie Bethancourt”

Dealing With The Past – a poem

Dealing With The Past Others hold against you–Are hurt by and bring down wrathUpon your pain –Childhood never endingSwirling inside the mind drain;Decisions of survivalDuring exploration of the self–These ghosts will hauntUntil end of time–Their whispers paranoia sells.There is no such thingAs kindness or compassionNot even from the ones we loveWe will always be aloneButContinue reading “Dealing With The Past – a poem”

A Reflection On Flowers – A Poem

A Reflection On Flowers Perhaps in early morning dewAs one bud fades into decayThe green of spring is still anewWhere old roots cling in fertile frayBut what of rocks and moss and bark?Are dreams of blossom’s change to sleep?A foolish gardener will prune all changeHoping to preserve rather than createAnd if there are genetic flaws?Continue reading “A Reflection On Flowers – A Poem”

End Of The Rainbow

A personal essay written while living in San Francisco. Growing up in rural America, I imagined San Francisco as a far off fairytale land with sacred Meccas such as the City Lights bookstore, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Castro – all as mythical as the television show, “Full House.” In college, my girlfriends andContinue reading “End Of The Rainbow”