I asked myself…

what is it that I am trying to say in my writing? what is my message? does it help? 

how do I show who I am? 

is there something that I want my readers to feel? 

how will i fall in love with poetry again? have I evolved from where I have been? where am I trying to go? 

is this where & how readers will be able to experience my growth? 


  1. It allows me to have a clearer mind.
  2. It allows me to slow down.
  3. I physically feel lighter.
  4. I’ve become more aware of my interactions with people.

3 Ways Breathing Helps Me

When I find myself beginning to struggle through a triggering moment, I will consciously stop what I am doing and take my first deep breath.

1) the first breath always helps to calm the anxiety/excitement that I am feeling. #breathe #repeat

2) my second breath helps to slow down any racing thoughts. #breathe #repeat

3) my last breath makes it easier for me to listen & remain present. #breathe #repeat


i told you and you didnt believe me.
didnt i tell you eventually everybody leaves.
didnt i tell you not to look her way. not to speak.
quite frankly you deserve what you’re getting.
stop trynna let those in that dont want in.
just stop.
one side of me | cinco