Badge of Honor

Bruised from repeated trauma, blood leaks from broken blood vessels and collects in a pool until it turns everything black—colloquially this is known as ‘runner’s toenail.’ I discovered that I had one early this morning as I prepared to go for a run. Some runners consider it a badge of honor to get their first


For the past 3-4 days I’ve been very depressed and it’s made me realize that I’ve never been depressed before. I don’t like it at all, and I’m ready for it to go away, already. Sure I’ve been consistently melancholic my entire life, but in a light and wistful sort of way. In an incredibly