89 – Checkbox

An ode to paperwork. I really do love filling out forms. I know it’s nonsense. I think it’s my bruised perfectionist brain – I get this little dopamine surge every time I fill in a box with the correct information. No debates, no subjectivity, no success that somehow isn’t success – just the box, labeled …

45 – Let’s Pretend

It’s funny that I didn’t stumble upon The Belonging Kind before today, considering what a huge Gibson nerd I was as a kid. It’s hit me hard. So much of my daily life feels like a performance, and unlike seemingly everyone I’ve ever known who’s felt the same way, I don’t hate it. I hate …

3 – Artificial Intelligence

This one took some kicking around. I’m struggling to allow myself to vary up the rhythm and stretch the pentameter. Tried a different rhyme scheme in the last sestet. I feel like it’s a little disjointed, the CDECDE scheme? But I might just be overreacting because it’s different. Always hard to see clearly right after …