loss


I’m trying to post a haiku a day on Instagram until the book comes out on April 19. These aren’t from the book, hence they’re not (explicitly) lesbian or funny. I’ve been thinking of them as “little prisons of feeling.” I’m super fun at parties. Anyway. Follow along if you’re into that […]

Something is always far away


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#252 I wasn’t born to follow rivers. I mistake clarity for ease. ______ #253 Sometimes we ate dinner in the Super Kmart. Each time was a “treat.” ______ #254 She said, “You are the girl I’m kind of in love with.” Kill ’em with kind ofs. ______ #255 I cried […]

Haiku for Adulthood: Self-flagellation edition


#238 You’re not lost, but I refuse to hold your half of the moon forever. _____________ #239 It’s unfair, I know to scratch words like brail on your invisible face. #- #240 But I can’t help but pick at the loosened shards of your heart’s mosaic. _____________ #241 I opened […]

Haiku for Adulthood: Tempting shadows



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Facebook has been doing this thing lately where it suggests I friend people who have the same name as my high school boyfriend, but are not him. I keep clicking anyway. I keep hoping, as if what lies in such a superficial connection is the resolution to my first heartache. […]

Once in reverence and once in despair


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It’s been a hard week. Lots and lots of deadlines and catching up. One of my coping mechanisms has been obsessively reading Dear Sugar columns. This one in particular resonated with me. More and more often I’ve felt like I don’t know who I am except when I’m in love. […]

Haiku for Adulthood: Love with all your intelligence


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If this is your first time here, you should probably go read some funny haiku about lesbian scissoring. These are going to be really emo. #197 I’m so lost without you. My heart’s percussion sits in snare-like silence. ________ #198 The bed, the books, the rituals used to be ours […]

Haiku for Adulthood: Melancholia