i, epigram
write wide, write deep

the shelf: t's writings

“Because this business of becoming conscious, of being a writer, is ultimately about asking yourself, How alive am I willing to be?"

Anne Lamott

get a clue

I've always said that boys are dumb. (Sorry,


Seems to agree with me.) Conveniently,

They're simply

Wired with an ON and OFF button. They complain,

Like in pain,

That girls are too complicated to perceive,

Then they leave

Us alone with our "complications." It is why,

I won't lie,

We have faders and knobs that pan left and right.

Quite a sight.


I don't say you're dumb because you're different.

What I meant

Was that you're too oblivious to notice


Feelings. And when you finally do, you fear

What is near.

You're dumb because you leave and try to forget.

Then you get

It all of a sudden. But I won't be there, dear.

Shed no tear,

It's your fault you fail to grasp simple "I love you."

Get a clue.


Tirza Magdiel - Seattle, April 2008