1. Blog: a long love letter to the night and those who live there

    I’m in a chilly, sparse room in the middle of San Diego. Aside from the sounds of the city, it’s quiet, and there’s an offramp just outside my window. I’m on Facebook, casually scrolling down through the feed, and I think things like ‘she has lovely eyes’ as I pass this picture or that. No dreams of epic love stories or explosive romances full of sturm und drang (though those, really, are my forté).

  2. Poem: eternal return : Her eyes watching where the leaves go / And she says "wait and see.”

  3. Poem: soledad del que no sabe nada : I like that you are far away / And that the rumors of my thoughts travel like light / From star to star on their way

  4. Poem: spooky action (at a distance) : if I wore a different pair of socks / on that random Tuesday

  5. Poem: so let me in : so let me in /and give me the furthest seat / from the stage

  6. Poem: night lines : she captured distant stars / and fireflies / in cracking bell jars

  7. Poem: live entertainment : i let her write her number on my napkin, / and promise we’ll go out dancing

  8. Poem: i want you to know one thing : I would rather stand and shine / in smoke and ashes.

Mila (Jacob Stetser)

Mila is a writer, photographer, poet & technologist.

He shares here his thoughts on Buddhism, living compassionately, social media, building community,
& anything else that interests him.

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