Welcome to my blog, Spice and Nice! I take time to appreciate the things I do not know and to learn from the things I do. You will find poetry, lots and lots of poetry, recipes, ramblings of my insanity, and the occasional post on the importance of relaxing far, far away from other people.

Some days, I will unfold my thoughts and share my distress, other days, I will write to encourage you to keep going.

I take pride in the words that I put down and wish to be a source of encouragement and odd laughter. I am a huge fan of cooking good food and laughing with lovely people. My poetry and recipes attest to that.

I hope you find inspiration in my words while moving forward.

  • Oh Fickle is My Mind

    February 23, 2021 by

    Broken Van Goghs lay on the Sultan’s floorScatteredMared with the blood of a lover Tell meWhat’s the beauty of desireAnd where does it all go? Are we built on the lust of anotherWanting the things we may never haveOr you we titter on the edge of insanity Agonizing over our distant futureGenerations yet to comeAs… Read more

  • He Smelled Like Forever

    February 14, 2021 by

    ( A repost of my favorite love poem. Happy Valentine’s Day!) He smelled like forever As if forever could be measured by time He smelled like an eternity Of sunshine Beautiful rain as it would seem A subtle combination of uneasiness That was his scent He carried it like an old picture Battered around the… Read more

  • A Lover’s Concern

    February 11, 2021 by

    I have begun to wonder That if by now you have fallen in love with my imperfections And if so Would it be okay it there were also bruises

  • Phantom Speakeasy

    February 9, 2021 by

    Phantom speakeasyRhyming off reasonLaying victim to the dark Tell meWhen has the world ever listened to your pleaEloquent soliloquy fallen on deaf ears No sign of reliefDistant screamingTearing away at my sadness Phantom speakeasyDisturbing the silenceLoud sounds in a quiet room Breaking down my walls of grandeurMundane thoughts plague meThe common tongue bears its fangs… Read more

  • Soliloquy BLT

    February 2, 2021 by

    Give me two warm buns, slightly toastA silent plea to my flaws and insecuritiesTwo is often better than oneExcept in case of an emergency Condiments come next, just like the spice of lifeWide width of various, shapes, and sizesHiding the flavor fluent in broken tones Lettuce, or call it lechugaAn Authentic latina brings her own… Read more

  • It’s the knocking

    January 22, 2021 by

    I knock on doorsRattling my fist to the sound of distressWill they hear me?With soft whispers and sighsMy voice doesn’t reachMy fist weak from knocking I try and try againThese wooden blockades do not scare meIt’s the knocking that goes unanswered that does me in Hey lovelies, Your favorite little lost squirrel here. I know… Read more

  • The Avocado Plant and The End

    January 14, 2021 by

    This morning I plucked my avocado plant by the stem and threw it into the trash. BAM! Gone! It was so easy to dispose of, but why had I decided to grow an avocado plant in the first place? In truth, I have always wanted to grow a plant from seed to full-blown produce. But… Read more

  • Pareidolia

    January 12, 2021 by

    Today, I saw faces on the walls Long noses and piercing eyes. I cried along with the tears of another. There were no sounds to call my own Like a silent movie without a plot They moved like people. Fickle and foul beings fumbling through life These silent stares bore holes into my soul. Blank… Read more

  • She Fell

    January 7, 2021 by

    She shook  For lack of emotion Had ejected her into reality  Tumbling  Falling from grace  The doubt grew  Flying with wings of uncertainty Never knowing what her purpose was  For the fear of falling She would fall Mercilessly  For the wrong person  On two occasions Once in her prime  And another when the world had… Read more

  • “A King Without a Crown”

    January 5, 2021 by

    Streams of consciousness roll down my back Drifting by my illogical fallacies Undeterred by the obstacles in its path A conscious mind makes a move Changing the pattern of the game Fierce winds rule my soul Beating heart take hold I tremble in the face of the storm For the rain bares my mind to… Read more

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