Standing on the edgeThe waves crash against the rocks, breakingMixing in with my insecurities Behind me, the screaming continuesPolarized, dehumanizing, soul crushingThe rage in the wolves only grows One side has poison dripping from their thoughtsWhile the other side stands like statuesA sterilized last line of defense The crashing waves bring me backAnd doubt pokes … Continue reading waves or wolves
It's like forgettingthe beat of your ceaseless songflustered, astonished Copyright © Robin LeeAnn
Wishing for more timeto spread empathy once moreand build a strong home Copyright © Robin LeeAnn
The wolves surround us allSome more than others They don’t seem to want anythingExcept an emotion to push us further We try to stay balanced, an empty voidThough the truth will slip out eventually Sometimes, I look into a mirrorAnd see the wolf they think I am But my rabbit body is tired of the … Continue reading Wolves
ARC Review — Diary of an Angry Young Man
Title: Diary of an Angry Young ManAuthor: Rishi Vohra Genre: FictionPages: 131 pagesPublication date: August 15, 2021 Thank you, Rishi Vohra, for giving me an ARC of your book in exchange for a fair review! Diary of an Angry Young Man follows Raghav through his life as he tries to find his place. His world is … Continue reading ARC Review — Diary of an Angry Young Man
A poem of mine got published!
One of my poems got published with Sheila-Na-Gig, and it's up! I am one of eight poets chosen for the Under Age 30 section. You can check it out here. I had the first stanza stuck in my head while wandering around a Target back in 2020. I'm not sure where the words came from. … Continue reading A poem of mine got published!
Book review – Yesterday I Was the Moon (Spoiler Free)
it only takesa second or twoto look into their eyesand decidewhether you're homeor at just anotherperfectly decorated house Title: Yesterday I Was the MoonAuthor: Noor UnnaharGenre: nonfiction, poetryPages: 160Publication date: March 27, 2018Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers I got Yesterday I Was the Moon as a birthday gift last month. By the end of the day, I had some … Continue reading Book review – Yesterday I Was the Moon (Spoiler Free)
Negative critiques destroy
Most of the time, I believe writing's the thing for me. I'm always a good story critic and love telling them no matter what. People's reactions to words are always interesting and compelling. But sometimes that changes. I'll get critiques that say I need to take a writing course cause I can't tell a story … Continue reading Negative critiques destroy
Unknown but relatable writing
For a couple hundred years, being relatable has been the popular norm in writing. But popular themes have their price. Now, writing about popular culture can get your story hidden in a sea of thousands, millions. One relatable piece I’ve read recently is Mood Swings by Ajay Tulsiani. The main character, Safiya, tries to improve her … Continue reading Unknown but relatable writing
Book review – So Much I Want to Tell You (Spoiler Free)
“Remember that the world we can see is the one that really matters, and never lose sight of that.” Title: So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little SisterAuthor: Anna AkanaGenre: nonfictionPages: 208Publication date: June 13, 2017Publisher: Ballantine Books Anna Akana, best known for her YouTube channel, published a book for her … Continue reading Book review – So Much I Want to Tell You (Spoiler Free)