“Tell me about a time you failed.”

I hate this question: "Tell me about a time you failed." This piece is dedicated to the student leaders of Binghamton University, incoming, current, and outgoing. I’m writing a personal note to them, and I encourage them to also share what they know about leadership and connecting with others. Otherwise, my wish is that this piece connects with many of you, and you take away something of value.

College – A Poetry Collection

Hey Reader, I hope you're doing well. I wrote a set of poems called College, which includes the following poems in order: Coffee, Alcohol, Smoking, Dysphoria. It's more or less a reflection of my time in college, and the small dark sides of being a student. This poetry is about being forced to change the kind of person you are while you're in college, whether it's to be loved, to find connection, to experience euphoria, to avoid getting eaten away by your own inner demons. This is about trying to live multiple lives at the same time, and feeling all their pain with it. It isn't too long of a read. You'll probably finish by the time the song above is done. As a side note, a lot of the metaphorical content is inspired by one of my favorite music artists, Crywolf. I'm hoping these poems connect with you to some degree. Thanks so much, Reader. - Ghost