Free Verse

Perhaps it came as no surprise
November was made for street lamps;

the long-necked
austere glow
of angles on dirt and sidewalk stones.

But some nights were a reacquaintance,
made dizzy with recollection;
dark needles on a dark sky
and the rooftops
between severed lines.

They were not many,
those few…

Chasing closure around the globe without ever leaving home.

There are countries I orbit around, but only in name. It’s funny how I feel the weight of places I have yet to see. I am a stranger to their architecture outside of a pictorial plane or the tastes of their local cuisine. I have not smelt the air or…

Foster informative growth with productive connections.

In the everyday cacophony of careers, education and day-to-day necessities, side hustles have an unusual relationship with time. In a 2019 survey of side hustlers’ incomes by Bankrate, they noted:

Working Americans spend an average of 12 hours per week completing tasks related to their side hustle…

Reserving approximately two…

Michelle Lauren

Poet, writer, and digital artist. Looking for the ways words catch like silver in the rain. Writer for The Creative Café, Lit Up and The Startup.

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