All, Love, Poems

A Thousand Moments Like Those

We may never have a moment where we just chill. no need to say anything. we sit and not speak, where we'll sit and just think. with no words needed. they will remain unspoken. and thought is our token. I'd like it better if we, just, relax, because we don't have to try. I'll know what you… Continue reading A Thousand Moments Like Those

All, Family, Friends, Love, People, Prose

My Namesake (cont’d)

“Whuddabout the othuh name?” I asked. “Whea you git Oshea from?” “I got it from this music artist I used tuh like,” my dad answered, again with little explanation. I thought through the old-school artists I knew my dad listened to, but the name Oshea did not jog my memory of late-80’s/early-90’s hip hop and… Continue reading My Namesake (cont’d)

All, Family, Friends, Love, People, Prose

My Namesake

I told my friend I liked him once but I guess he didn’t return the feelings, and he turned me down. I was hopelessly rejected. I was distraught. I was alone. I was single. He didn’t want me. But to be honest, I was none of those things besides single. I had little to no… Continue reading My Namesake

All, Japan, Travel

Hiroshima 広島 and Miyajima 宮島

I've been able to explore a lot. I've visited Onomichi, stopped by Tokyo, explored Kyoto with friends, gone to Nagoya, seen Osaka. But not until last weekend did I go to the largest city of my own prefecture, Hiroshima. Hiroshima is the city we all know as the target of the 1945 atomic bombing by… Continue reading Hiroshima 広島 and Miyajima 宮島