This is a pretty rough edit of some raw material that I actually started on this blog as a piece of prose. Somehow I can never avoid the instinct to write to a metrical rhythm structure. Next order of business is to find this guy a beat!
Tonight I raise my glass to destruction and decay;
To the ugly parts of life that rising whiskey tides cannot wash away;
to the deep thinkers and tortured souls;
the bright-eyed insomniacs and the optimistically depressed;
to those with bodies atrophied from floating in the shallow end
searching for answers to lifes big questions
cause in the modern era, we could all use an explanation
and a little rest.
To the desensitized, who readily co-sign their inability to relate,
but won’t hesitate to give an exact measurement of their distaste,
now, once more kid, this time with a little more angst!
There, now I believe you.
Tonight I toast to the beauty in the breakdown,
epitaphs, apologies and misdiagnoses
the thriving black sheep population
who find sustenance in the thorniest of desert roses.
To unwanted attention and circumvented opportunity,
to the victims of poor timing and passive immunity;
to the benefactors of ideals that time and age have given
only to take away when you need them most
to closed doors and pad-locked hearts
to empty coasters, ash trays and overnight parked cars,
to unrecognizable patterns and anonymous narratives.
To those who know they were born to die
but won’t submit before they find a way to live
Tonight I toast to the ominous nature of silent interludes
and the brightness such scarce moments can bring
if you’re willing to listen.
To those with something to prove
And little to nothing to lose
Tonight I raise my glass and drink to the symptoms of our youth.
kids books, reimagined for 20-somethings
This just made my day.
i can be bad if i want
i can do wrong if i want
I can live fast if i want
i can go slow all night long
Normally I have a strong distaste for just about everything on television, but I’m.Obsessed.With.Scandal.
I got accepted into Hamline University School of Law with a Deans Scholarship!! Im looking to connect with current or other incoming students since I’ll be the new kid in town!!
Girl Crush Forever. #Dessa #poet #hiphop #minnesota
Last night got mad real at the Triple Rock. Lazerbeak, Lava Bangers, Lizzo and POS were an amazing finale to this desert dwellers trip to the land of ice and snow. who knew it was possible to sweat in negative temperatures!? All about that No Kings and skeleton keys life.