2020: Sail

Whenever I look back at myself from the start of 2019, I almost find it funny; I really didn’t know …

2019 Anthems

Last year, I put together my first set of annual anthems—songs that had defined 2018 for me, whether it be …

To the Woman Who Used to Own the DVD Store

Most of Seoul is not beautiful because it developed so quickly, which is to say, most of Seoul is not beautiful because it could not keep up with its own creation, with its constant birthing of itself. 

Cali

There is an anthem here. Sung in the circular patterns of parties, part praise part performance, parked illegally to the …

Musings in Madrid

I grip my bag and keep it secure against the front of my body like a pale child; I’d been …

The Lobster

Eyes meet as obliquely as fish brush water. Over the perfect lightness of expensive brunch, words are exchanged. Emotions are …

A Game Nobody Wins

This Thursday morning, the entire high school assembled in the gym for the end-of-year award ceremony. I admit to always …

For Collegeboard

*This was written in the last 20 minutes of my AP Microeconomics exam, in the blank pages for the free …

The Gentlest Parting

It feels like I should be talking to him right now. It feels like I should be talking to him …

Exiting the Beinecke

For nothing was simply one thing. The other Lighthouse was true too. —Virginia Woolf   I had grown used to …

If I Were To Own a Gun

Ginkgo leaves seem adequate; they nibble at your toes in the autumn, next to those stinky pellets I used to …