You can make a pretty decent latte by shaking milk in a jar, microwaving for 30 seconds, and pouring/spooning foam into coffee.
Totes stole this idea from my boyfriend so I could save money by not going to the cafe today. Then he came home and suggested we go to the cafe. Such is life.
“Today I’m not gonna worry about when I will get married,
or when the money will run out,
or when I will be honest enough to make myself whole.”
even though the world is a hard place and things are often imperfect, even though I have been working a lot and sleeping little and staying tired, even though it sometimes feels like there isn’t enough money, even though some things break and can’t be fixed—
— tonight there was the first sustained rainstorm in many weeks. I could see the drops streaming down through the halo of the streetlamp, hear them falling on the tree branches just outside my window. I can still smell the wet pavement, even three floors up.
— tonight I cut into my first watermelon of the summer.
— tonight the air is the perfect temperature. I made jasmine tea and covered my shoulders with the last blanket my grandmother crocheted for me.
— tonight I can hear crickets, even though i am in the city.
— tonight I get to sleep next to someone I love. For a long time, this was not possible. Now it is how I end each day.
— it has been nearly a year since I began the most drastic, most frightening, and most rewarding change in my life, and I have made it to this moment,
tonight, I hope that wherever you are there are things going right for you.
sleep tight, y’all.
The weather is perfect today, sunny and breezy and not humid, almost like early fall. I just caught myself wishing I still had a backyard, but then I remembered there are 4 parks within two blocks of my apartment, because this is the Twin Cities and green space is everything. In appreciation of that, I am wearing a shirt with the shape of Minnesota on it and thinking it’s kind of okay to be here.
Franny Choi doing a poetry workshop called Body Language at Edith Wharton’s house. Robbie Q Telfer doing a workshop called Bears Bears Bears actually on top of a mountain.
WHY CAN I NOT GO TO WORDXWORD?
my greatest fear/biggest depression thought is that I’m not important to people and they don’t care whether or not I’m a part of their life. when friends stop communicating readily or my relationships start to feel one sided, I get scared and worry that I was never as important to them as I thought I was. I often feel that I’ll always need other people more than they need me, and that I’m replaceable. that I’ll become as invisible to them as I am to others. feeling invisible is my worst feeling.