Tag: loss

Elsewhere, We Became #5

by Ari Augustine Posted September 3, 2017 in Blog, Home / 26 Comments
Elsewhere, We Became #5

Ellie looked for home and she made one in the arms of a French man. His accent drove her wild, his cologne a faint promise that clung to her clothes, in her bed, on her skin. She loved him, in every way a 22 year-old red-headed stripper from Baltimore could love a client. Years passed […]


Carousel Island

by Ari Augustine Posted August 8, 2017 in #Writing, Blog, Home / 2 Comments
Carousel Island

Climbed into cupped hands, cradled in Arguments of gunpowder and spark. Made Room for the shadows of doubt in heart. Outlast the day. Find a way for Us to fix our sinking ship, water-wrecked. Say it isn’t over. Say we’re better than this Every time we fail to see a flicker of Light in our […]


We Are Okay Book Review

by Ari Augustine Posted April 19, 2017 in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
We Are Okay Book Review

Title: We Are Okay Author: Nina LaCour Genre: YA Fiction Length: 234 pages My rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Blurb: You go through life thinking there’s so much you need… Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother. Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the […]


Elsewhere, We Became #2

by Ari Augustine Posted April 16, 2017 in Blog / 1 Comment
Elsewhere, We Became #2

Lena, You asked me how I became strong. How did we, of the same origins – of the same cloth -become so different? I recall shrugging and refusing to look at you when I said, “Some people are just born like that.” Isn’t that what I said? I might have mentioned that sometimes people are […]


Elsewhere, We Became #0

by Ari Augustine Posted March 22, 2017 in Blog / 1 Comment
Elsewhere, We Became #0

Untitled was the first poem I’d written. Its lines were crooked and without symmetry, words pressed tight against the page, unable to breathe. You could follow the dark shadows of the graphite and lead, trace the awkward, childish pause where I left a comma instead of a period. Where I abandoned the line, everything open, […]


We Wander Knowlingly In The Da..

by Ari Augustine Posted January 18, 2017 in Blog / 0 Comments
We Wander Knowlingly In The Dark

We feel like strangers, Roaming in the night, Landing kisses on the wall, Narrowly missing each other Like we’re playing Pin The Tail On The Donkey.   We have terrible aim.   We stage a game of telephone, Twirling the bright red Pretend cord around our fingers, Cutting circulation, Filling in all the words Lost […]


The Great Blue Nothing

by Ari Augustine Posted January 2, 2017 in Blog / 0 Comments

There’s a place by the sea, Where the Earth drops off suddenly, Swallowed whole by the great blue nothing. You said God made it for you And me. I waited there, hair dancing wildly in the wind. I promised you I’d never come again. You asked, “What could we possibly gain?” I waited until you […]