Snakefly: A Superhero Story

Coming soon! I’m really excited to write this one, so stay tuned this month for the first chapter!

May the bridges

Hope ran weak through the burning canyons on a black steed coated in congruous ash.  Flames spread in the distance behind like a trail of billowing dust, shrouds of blaze penetrated only by soaring arrows and tight-lunged soldiers. Cries of command and fear echoed through frigid air, cutting wounds into the silence like the fires … Continue reading May the bridges

The Roads We Take

It was the same sentence in countless variations, fittingly said to you by countless variations themselves: “Speak to me your tale, traveler,” stated wistfully, on the calm firmness of a calculated breath. “What’s up with you?” spoken cheerily, with an air of optimism and enviable peace. “So . . tell me about yourself,” mumbled awkwardly, … Continue reading The Roads We Take

The Chronicle of the Snail

The years came in fours, and snails marked their age by the heat years in which all new snails were born. During such years, snails both young and old lived in shelter while fiery light burned the land. Wither years followed, where death crept upon plants and warned the snails to eat before their slumber … Continue reading The Chronicle of the Snail

Slowfall

I knew what was inside of the cup in my hand.  I knew what it was, but my puffed, bloodshot eyes stared at it in the darkness and saw only pitch black poison, a settled pool of toxic ichor spilled from the blighted veins of the vultures I worked for. Still I lifted a tired … Continue reading Slowfall

Quickwords

Quickwords is my very own poetry series!

Each volume has about two or three poems loosely or closely related to that volume’s theme. Quickwords also serves as a history of my mental health; one of the reasons I love writing so much is that it helps me process complicated feelings, and that’s exactly the role these poems serve in my life.

I aim to write a total of 100 volumes, and I’d love your company as I progress towards that goal. Happy reading!

Journey

“Journey” is a poem that you might get a chance to see if you’re ever walking around Downtown San Jose.

Submitted to the City of San Jose’s Litter-ature public art program, “Journey” now decorates dozens of trash cans around the city.

I definitely haven’t found all of them, so if you do, let me know.

Unattainable, Pursued

This one’s probably a bit harder to find.

“Unattainable, Pursued” rests proudly among a wide assortment of youth poetry work in Futures, the 2018 Student Poetry Collection by The America Library of Poetry.