Archive for April, 2012

Haikuesday 04.24.12

April 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Now that school’s over,

I plan on cooking again.

Like a real person.

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Haikuesday 04.10.12

April 10, 2012 Leave a comment

My heart is racing.

I blame all the chocolate.

I hate you, grad school.

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Whatever it takes.

I have two weeks left of grad school. Well, two weeks left not counting a summer study abroad trip to Cuba. I have three papers and one presentation left. Three of these assignments are due between next Wednesday and Thursday. Normally, I love the pressurized thrill of a deadline, but I am experiencing Senioritis like whoa. How does a girl get her academic mojo back? The unwavering support of family and friends are imperative right now. But right now, I hate to say it, but I need even more than my usual team of cheerleaders.

During the last two years, I’ve counted on one thing to get me through my darkest hours. It’s time to pull out the big guns once more:

What I saw from across the table.

I’ve been thinking about what it looks like,

what we think of when we think of someone

who is brave

who is strong

And I’m starting to think

it looks nothing like the warrior we might think of.

No set jaw, no chest thrust forward, no glint in the eye.

In fact,

it’s just one person,

looking small and alone,

and tired.

Sitting quietly at a table,

sighing sadly as she declares the verdict

for decisions no one ever wants to make.

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Haikuesday 04.03.12

When we don’t listen

and try to follow the rules,

we might hurt someone.

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One small bruise.

After the battle,

I was covered in salt,

and one small bruise

that appeared only

when I blinked.

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