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Kailynn Barbour

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PAD 2

PAD 4/2 In the dark, we see the light of our hearts glowing: illuminated ....more

Happy National Poetry Month!

April is my favorite month, for multiple reasons. The most obvious one, however, is that it is National Poetry Month. I’m going to try really hard this month to write a poem a day (PAD), and I encourage you all to do the same ....more

She left me.

We've been together since I was a freshman in high school. She's seen me grow from an awkward teenage girl to an awkward, yet somewhat together, woman. We've shared some intimate moments, and she was the one consistent factor over the past 12 years, seeing my through high school, college, grad school, and the real world. She was my hairdresser, and she left me. ...more

She left me.

We’ve been together since I was a freshman in high school. She’s seen me grow from an awkward teenage girl to an awkward, yet somewhat together, woman. We’ve shared some intimate moments, and she was the one consistent factor over...more

I can see the leaves.

So. There’s this scene in waaaaaay early Grey’s Anatomy where Callie is first dipping her feet in the rainbow water and she sleeps with Erica Hahn, a tough ass, hard core cardiothoracic...more

Happy early birthday to us

Dear Ellen, Happy early birthday to us! I turn 26 on the 26th tomorrow; you turn 58. (Normally I wouldn’t put a lady’s age on blast like that, but, let’s be real– a quick Google search tells the world your age.) My students have excitedly been telling me my birthday this year is my “golden […] ...more

One art

The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. Lose something every day. Accept the fluster of lost door keys, the hour badly spent ....more

Suicide is rough.

I hadn’t posted about the deathaversary of Lauren this year because, honestly, I didn’t have it in me. Four years have passed since I received the early morning text message that she had killed her self, and that number was stinging all last week. Four has always been my favorite number ....more

6 weeks to go!

In less than 6 weeks, I’ll be a “Mrs.” Where did the time go??! The culmination of the start of the new school year, mixed with a ton of days off in September and working on all the little things that add up for the wedding, has left me in a constant state of busy. […] ...more

End-of-summer denial

I’m in denial. It’s currently 11:24pm, Eastern Standard Time, and I should be in bed, asleep. Instead, I made myself a sandwich with leftovers from our bridal shower yesterday, and ended up watching a new show on Netflix (Grace and Frankie), even though I had all intentions of watching Gilmore Girls ....more
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