The Boogeyman and The Interruption

“Mozzy? Mooooozzy?” “I have to go. My brother is calling me. I can’t leave him in the bathroom alone, he’s only a baby…. Please I have to go. Please let me go”. And so he let me go. No tears were falling. I felt no sadness. Just numbness. The usual. And so I went to…Read more »

Just Say It.

Breathe in. Breathe out. It’s official. I have fallen in love. You wrap my brain over and over. Appear in my dreams every night. You are what I want. What I need. You made me laugh in the darkest times. Pushed me to be better. To be kinder. To be prouder. I saw you everyday…Read more »

Open Up.

Have you ever had an intervention for your emotions? I have. Apparently, I don’t display my emotions well. And it bothers people. “I don’t really want to talk about it.” I say. “Why don’t you trust us?” They say. It’s so weird. People tell me to “open up more” and to “let them in”, but…Read more »

The Servant.

“I’m sorry, sweetheart. You are the eldest, therefore you must serve the guests.” I never really questioned the principal of serving the elders when I was younger. It was a part of my culture. All of my siblings were able to either leave the house, or lock themselves in their rooms while dozens of guests…Read more »

The Boogeyman.

There was a boogeyman living in my home when I was young. I didn’t understand why he was invited, and why he had to stay for so long, but he was there. I wasn’t able to sleep at night. I knew something was off. My 9 year old self was really confused. Why is the…Read more »