september, v.

Staying quiet has been rewarding. There’s a lesson in this.

Second evening at home. I actually like this.

I need a project to work on. Something specific and long-term.

After I came back for the second time, he only asked me قهوة؟ That deep-throat sound. Of course, I said yes. Then he watched me drink it in silence without another word.

I ran into her on the ground floor and we rode up in the elevator together. The past year has left a visible mark on her.

I feel like I’m changing. Compliments change a person.

I am hungry for more. Which is why I am going to keep going. Keep learning.

Burning pressure behind my eyes.

I ate the entire packet of pepper cookies. I had to.

They don’t like rebels or revolutionaries. But that’s not my problem.