~||Thoughts Ⅲ||~

We’re all pretenders. Even I am guilty of wearing smiles in which faces on television screens taught me to perfect. But I cannot tell you about the synthetic strands of perfection in your life – only mine. I mask my emotions with pretense and mud so I’d attract no one; and those who dared question …

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~||Scarlet Honey||~

Scarlet honey, for it couldn't be anything else; ran down the length of a man's arms and by extension, his cutlass. The "fight" had ended. Socks and shoes, disappearing with every blink, was splattered, though barely visible, with the missing man's blood. I wonder if his honey smelled good. My heart was racing. The man …

~||True Self: Inner Me to Me||~

My child, you've grown accustomed to silence; a scary kind of noiselessness that you've also grown to love and hate. And although you'll deny it, when the reality hits home, I'm still going to say "I told you so". As much as you tried to ignore it, your relationship did escalate. You're bitter because it …

~||To Princess Ka‘iulani||~

Princess, you did well but you died before you saw the end result. Although it may not have been what you wanted; your people were nursed back to health. Princess, your passing burdens my heart too. Did the annexation of Hawaii’s constitution lend a hand in your death? I wish you lived longer to see …