Soak in your own denial about what you’re doing. Justify it rather than just shrugging it off. You had a hard week, you just don’t feel like going out, you’ve earned this.

Green Eyes

Known for her spoken word performances and deeply personal writing style, “Green Eyes” is Ari Eastman’s second collection of poetry. In this assortment of love letters to the past, hopes for the future, and raw confessions about the present, Eastman makes no apologies for who she has become and how she got there.

I want to enjoy myself. I want to go a party, I want to laugh and smile and tell jokes with my friends. I want to kiss people and love people, and lose myself in someones eyes. I want to have dinner with my family and tell stories about my day. But I can’t face them.