(The Way I would Have said it the Second Time)

There is what we say and what we mean. More often than not, I find that what I say is only half of what I mean. The rest is pressed between the letters and words, hangs in the pauses, and is wedged into rushed phrases. The entirety of what I meant becomes clear moments, days, or even years later. Sometimes, it is a quiet moment of reflection that offers the full meaning of that memory. Most often, I find it is every day things and experiences that somehow give full depth to my experiences and memories. It is as if these fleeting moments and experiences are my interpreter.

Self-published in July 2016 while living in Portland, Oregon. You can download a digital version of this collection at Noise Trade for whatever you can afford. You can purchase a limited release physical copy for $10.00 (USD) by contacting me directly.