Growth to the Extreme!

At 8:30am this morning, I was pushed onto the 7 train and squeezed in with hundreds of other New Yorkers like cows in a slaughterhouse. I walked in huge groups of people, all walking the same speed and direction and with the same neutral expression on their faces down long hundred-foot hallways. I watched as […] more…

The Holy Kiss

I got caught staring at a large black man clearly enjoying the jazz that was being played at my job last night. He was nodding his head and shutting his eyes and muttering “Damn!”under his breath. At each key change he’d nod his head in affirmation, like he had just taken a swallow of something […] more…

Life in the Shitter

The rim of film covering the inside of the toilet bowl made me stop and stare for a moment. The toilet looked like it hadn’t been cleaned in so long the original off-white of the porcelain made the brown of the inner parts of the shitter look like some new apocalyptic disease was brewing in […] more…

The Death of an Ex

I thought you died today! Seriously! I thought, for a moment, that you were lying somewhere on your death bed having just expired your last breath. I jumped to that conclusion when I was asked by a friend (in a sober, quiet, and bated voice) if I had: “…heard what had happened to you today?” […] more…

A Snapshot

Our palms were locked. “You know? I believe that the palms hold a lot of energy. When you touch something or someone with the palm of your hand you are really transferring a lot of energy to that thing. Holding hands with someone is so personal. It’s not something I do everyday.” I mused. I […] more…

Speaking Up

I noticed the line, 5 people deep, in front of me and my bladder said: “Get help. Fast.” I approached the bald, 5% body fat, male yoga instructor flirting with another yoga instructor at the entrance to the studio. I waited for a quick break in their conversation and interrupted. “Excuse me, I was wondering […] more…

Electro Therapy

I met a guy on the subway last night. Or, rather, he just started talking to me. When he first sat down I thought he was a bum. He was carrying a crate with something wrapped in a garbage bag in it that he propped up between his legs. He was carrying a big gray […] more…

The Perfect Morning

I imagine the perfect morning would go as such: I wake up to the soft and hushed breathing of his warm face wishing me a good morning. There is a whole lot of beautiful sunshine in the room and I know that no one else is in the apartment because it is our apartment and […] more…

New York Lameness

“I feel like I’m eating cereal without milk with this guy.” I said to my friend on the phone tonight. “Like, the crunchiness is good, and I really like cereal, but it’s lacking a really important ingredient.” I thought about the words coming out of my mouth. I’ve said these before, except more like in […] more…

Getting Halloween Ready

As halloween approaches I find myself in the awkward position of: Do I make my own costume? Do I buy the slutty Zombie costume? or do I just throw my hands to the sky and pronounce that I don’t give a crap about this holiday? Every year it’s the same dilemma. When I was younger, […] more…

A Canvas Created For Me To Screw With

My shared table at Starbucks consisted of Ortiz, the cop on her break flicking her finger on the screen of her phone as she wistfully stares at the window and listens to whatever music she has on in her earbuds. The blonde, sitting next to Ortiz, is eating a Biscotti and reading the Thursday Style […] more…

The "Uh Oh" List

I thought about other people I would really not want to run in to: there weren’t many. Usually I don’t mind seeing someone I know out in public, and usually I get along with most everyone I meet, so thankfully there isn’t an army of humans that would make me run for the hills if […] more…