Shiny Objects

Rambling ruminations



On Social Anxiety

I'd say it was gut-wrenching, but that's not quite right. Gut-wrenching is too cliché, doesn't encompass nearly enough. Your guts aren't just being twisted around, but twisted by a wrench of ice, while a thousand icy needles prick your skin,... Continue Reading →


I feel it like a sneeze, This hold you have over me. The feelings build up to a crescendo Until I acknowledge them, Let them out, Write. So I here I am in bed alone, Thinking of you Again, While... Continue Reading →


Dear Mom, You made me. Provided the raw material, lit the forge, and hammered away. Skilled craftswoman though you are, you were a little too ambitious. You've heated me and hammered me, over and over, a rock and hard place,... Continue Reading →

Another Life Update

Hey guys, I recently figured out my plans for this summer, and it's gonna be a wild ride, so I thought you might be interested in knowing too! I just graduated from college yesterday! Next week I have a week-long... Continue Reading →

A Stream of Consciousness

It's been a few days since I published anything, and I apologize for the delay! It's been a crazy couple of days with my family in town for graduation. I have a bit of time now, so I thought I'd... Continue Reading →

American Anxiety

This is a literary analysis through American history, maybe you'll find it interesting! Anxiety in America Humanity as a species are filled with anxiety; our bodies are wired to react to stress and danger, but as civilization progressed – and... Continue Reading →

I’m Done

Click send on that last essay of college - Ever. Feet run out of boardwalk, I'm flying through the air, How far will I get before I hit the water Or the rocks If the tide is out. God I... Continue Reading →

Life Update

Hey guys! There's a lot going on in my life right now, so I thought I'd share with you! First, and probably biggest, I will be graduating from college on Saturday with a degree in Microbiology, which is a lot... Continue Reading →

My name is…

My name is... Feet like lead Tongue like cotton Heart like hammer Face like fire Will like iron Moves feet like lead Thoughts like knot Move tongue like cotton "Hey, care to dance? My name is..." Shit, wrong order. Heart... Continue Reading →

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