Author Archives: Rina

I Want

I want to be the one who knows you. Your likes and dislikes, your preferences, and your little idiosyncrasies. I want to be the one you can talk to about anything and everything without fear of judgment. I want to … Continue reading

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Two Years of Journaling in a Nutshell

Someone told me recently that writers tend to present their best selves in their work, so I thought today I would invite you into my crazy and publish a little peek into my not-so-great self. Elizabeth Gilbert once wrote that … Continue reading

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Evergreen/Chiaroscuro

*The shorter version of this poem (found below entitled Chiaroscuro,) and this one are excerpts from the larger work entitled Evergreen that I have since submitted for Tell Her Summit’s upcoming Anthology Pause and Pivot. I’m sharing both here, mostly for … Continue reading

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Submission for National Poetry Month

Hello, friends, I need your help! Those who are participating in Tell Her Summit’s 30 day poetry challenge have been invited to submit ONE poem from the challenge for something special they’re putting together (we don’t know what, yet.) I’ve … Continue reading

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I Listened

I see a lot of people talking right now about quarantine weight gain. We’re posting funny memes and joking about how we’re going to roll out of our homes when all this is over, and I get it. There is … Continue reading

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We create our own joy or misery according to the goals we set

“What’s your goal?” My friend used to drive me crazy with this question. Any time I’d ask for advice, express frustration, or tell him my thoughts, he’d respond the same way: What’s your goal? I had no idea how to … Continue reading

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It’s Okay to Leave

It is okay to leave people Who don’t inspire you Who make you feel less like yourself Who can’t help you become all you dream of being. It is okay to leave people If their presence will keep you from … Continue reading

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