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Transcendent Threads

Going to class? Running off to Costco? Attending a small liberal arts school? What shoes am I’m wearing, you ask? Birkenstocks. Ah, the little butternut-squash-shaped sandal that owns my heart. I’m not even kidding when I say these shoes are possibly the best shoe of them all. I have no credentials to say that, but

Petty Peeves

I wish we could stare at the sun. It is a quite important pillar in our lives. In fact, it’s rather difficult to overstate the significance of the sun. Obviously, it is responsible for maintaining life as we know it, but the few months a year with slightly less of it around are donned their

To the Monster Under My Bed

I’m sorry. I’m sorry I didn’t listen when you told me how awful the world was — when you groaned and moaned and told me to hide away like you. I’m sorry I ignored your warning. When I heard your long nails claw at the floorboards at night, I didn’t ask you why — I

Chicken Smol

So, let’s say, hypothetically, that the sky was falling. Let’s also say, in equal likelihood, that the sky was blue. Given that the sky is blue and that the sky is falling, one might metaphorically liken the sky to a drop of water. The thing that the poets have purposefully ignored is that, in actuality,