Friday, December 16, 2011


i'm in bed under a thick layer of blankets.
there is cinnamon apple tea in my cup
and saltine crackers on my nightstand.
other than the sound of my typing
and the slight hum from the heater,
my classical station on pandora 
is the only thing that can be heard.

i'm the last one left in my apartment.
i can be as loud as i want.
blast my pulse.pump playlist and
dance like a maniac in the front room
or play my guitar
and sing at the top of my lungs,
but i'm not. 

it's nice to be surrounded by silence.
it's comforting to shuffle around a quiet apartment,
knowing i can speak 
but keeping my thoughts inside, 
treating them like secrets i can't even share with the walls. 
it's not as lonely as i thought it'd be, 
sitting in an empty apartment, 
surrounded by boxes of my packed up life. 
it's not lonely at all. 


Sierra ShaneĆ” said...

I. LOVE. this.

Lost&Found said...

This is beautiful and so true!

Hope you have a great weekend and morning of peace :)


Anonymous said...

I really like your writing :)

McKenzie King said...

ya, this is great.

AllyM said...

sounds blissful.


Cassidy said...

Are you moving? But totally agree with you, I definitely keep secrets from my walls!

Kandice said...

this is my final plea to you...

to remember...

to go...

to cecilia's reception on tues...

we talk about it sometimes...

"i really hope so and so goes.. i really hope brissa goes... i really hope so and so goes"


multiple times.

you'd really break my heart. and natalie's heart. and maybe sean's heart? you don't know!

if you didn't.
we need to meet again.

Becca and Derek said...

In the morning after Derek leaves I do the same thing! Bring in some OJ, snuggle down in bed, and do my computer stuff before heading to work. And being alone in a college apartment is amazing- and totally deserves a post within itself!

ashley said...

you write like a friggin pro girl, good works!

Krystal said...

i agree with this. have a great w/e lovely!

Kelli Anderson said...

i had that exact same experience a few years ago up at usu. i was the last to head home. its nice. so quiet where sound once was.

you rock at writing.

just tututiny said...

I wish I was laying in my warm bed now :)

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Ayley said...


Natasha Louise said...

You have such a great writing style Brissa!

Natasha Louise said...

You have such a great writing style Brissa!

Jazzy E (Hivenn) said...


Anonymous said...

ummmmmmmmm. we might be the same person. i sat under my multiple blankets. in my thick socks. with a cookbook being diligently read like it was a novel. and then fell asleep at nine o'clock. NO SHAME.

Dree said...

I just love this! Cinnamon apple tea + crackers + blankets + music + blogging = sheer bliss.