On the Way to a Red Hot Chili Peppers Concert

I sat on the train with my feet stretched out on the seat in front of me. Heavy rain fell on the platforms outside and on the tracks. It sounded like the ocean. I wondered if people were listening to seashells on the beach and hearing this. I was sure they were. I stretched out […]

About Katie Grudens

Katie Grudens aspires to bring light and truth to everything she writes. She is a recent graduate of Ithaca College. Returning to her roots on Long Island, she has found that the act of writing, has given her support and expression during her post grad transformation.

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Parliaments

I spend most nights smoking parliaments in my parents’ hot tub, watching the smoke blend with the steam. Losing sight of which is which, of who I am, of what I need. The media tells me, thin bones, thick skin, long fingernails, short text messages, short skirts, tall stilettos. But my body tells me something […]

About Katie Grudens

Katie Grudens aspires to bring light and truth to everything she writes. She is a recent graduate of Ithaca College. Returning to her roots on Long Island, she has found that the act of writing, has given her support and expression during her post grad transformation.

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I Am A Woman

Don’t tell me I am too emotional to handle. Don’t tell me you love me just because you love my love handles. Actually, don’t ever call them love handles. My body was not made for you to hold on to. Grab onto. Pound into. If my body is all you want to handle, then you […]

About Katie Grudens

Katie Grudens aspires to bring light and truth to everything she writes. She is a recent graduate of Ithaca College. Returning to her roots on Long Island, she has found that the act of writing, has given her support and expression during her post grad transformation.

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Wooden Boxes

He tells me that when he dies He wants to be buried To be still in his skin Remain as whole Remain as one. When he asks me if I want to be buried too I say that I don’t know. I ask him if it really matters. I think about myself as cremated. my […]

About Katie Grudens

Katie Grudens aspires to bring light and truth to everything she writes. She is a recent graduate of Ithaca College. Returning to her roots on Long Island, she has found that the act of writing, has given her support and expression during her post grad transformation.

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