Posted in Poetry

A Work of Art

beyond the brushstrokes
that everyone lauds

and the shading
that garners applause

exists the artist who
has always felt lost


producing ever an
award-winning portrait

and striving for a
chorus of “gorgeous”

the bond between Art
and Purpose: distorted


she just wants others
to know her name

she uses dark colors
to hide her shame

is it fair that prominence
is her endgame?


Posted in The Here and Now

Embrace Your Weakness

No one ever wants to feel like a failure. When we make mistakes we hide them and only ever let them show once we’ve recovered and made it better.

It’s hard to admit that you’re wrong. It’s hard to tell people that you overestimated your abilities. Our egos and our pride don’t allow us to be comfortable with saying, “Hey guys. I messed up. I don’t know where I’m going from here but this is where I am now.”

But failing is all a part of being human. We can’t be superstars 24/7. We need our missteps to guide us in the right direction. There is no perfect individual out there and I think we all need to be more open with our limitations, as terrifying as it may be to do so.

This isn’t to say we should be glorifying mistakes, rather, we shouldn’t be turning away the people who make mistakes: we should be learning from them and appreciating their desire to change. As a result, I think we’ll all stop beating ourselves up over tiny shortcomings.