Saving Face

By Millicent Sykes Injecting methods to hide emotions  THE ATTEMPT Ally self with view Block projections of fear, insecurity, jealousy, envy, and hate Communicate fearlessness THE DISCOVERY Observe adaption to circumstances  Realize reality and concept of time  Remember a heart which once beat  THE AWAKENING Refuse to quit  Oscillate between tolerance and acceptance  Process theContinue reading “Saving Face”

Genesis: Creating Something New

By Millicent Sykes “We can’t all be geniuses,” a co-worker said to me once. “Why not?” I replied. “A genius is someone who has an idea, a new idea.” Ok, so you have a new idea. What do you do with it? Is it true, kind, necessary? (to quote the great thinkers…) Okay, criteria met.Continue reading “Genesis: Creating Something New”

Fear and Loathing

By Millicent Sykes I stop to think about the ways in which I keep myself from taking action Many call it fear Sometimes, it is felt in the body, causing the person to physically stop because of overstimulation Sometimes, it is a thought that seems so frightening the person begins to dissociate from reality, becomingContinue reading “Fear and Loathing”

A Sense of Betrayal

By Millicent Sykes A broken illusion A clashing of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors A misunderstanding starting to erode the soul and sense of essence A… a…. a… moment in time where the confusion becomes too much to bear Insecurity setting in as the vision of the person’s life begins to crumble around All sense ofContinue reading “A Sense of Betrayal”

Culture of Blame: Do you blame yourself or others?

By Millicent Sykes When you think about blame, what scenarios come to mind? Do you think about how your husband forgot to pick up milk from the grocery store? Do you think of how your girlfriend drank too much wine when she was out with the girls? Do you think about politicians who evade theContinue reading “Culture of Blame: Do you blame yourself or others?”


By Millicent Sykes A petite sirah attempting to find meaning in a world celebrating hedonism, superficial beauty, and the quest for treasure. Attempting to communicate the thoughts, emotions, and experiences which have haunted my essence, hoping to find commonality among others and a sense of understanding. Concaving into myself attempting to find my own understandingContinue reading “Disorientation”

The Truest Words

By Millicent Sykes The ones that cut deep, to the core The words we say to ourselves when no one is listening Words, phrases that our inner being attempts to dispel A judgement we hold and hope no one sees A message our behavior attempts to prove wrong When echoed by others, our insecurity isContinue reading “The Truest Words”


By Millicent Sykes A phrasing of love A way of stating acknowledgment of one’s existence, of one’s value, and of one’s importance Sometimes that external factor can be significant to the one who currently feels empty, numb, and vacant Pedaling through life filled with mediocrity, mundanity, and repetition Having a serendipitous moment of excitement, spontaneity,Continue reading “Validation”

Reality v Fantasy

By Millicent Sykes Does it suck so much that there is a need to escape? Most would say yes.. Substance use, technology, movies, books, work, embodying a decadent life It sure does look like a fun why to experience time ticking Straying from categorizing addictions, and instead moving toward comprehension Boredom seeps in and theContinue reading “Reality v Fantasy”