part i: “what the hell was i trying to say?”

I didn’t start writing until I was in elementary school, probably right before the 5th grade, though I’m not certain. There’s bound to be writing from that time somewhere in my mom’s filing cabinets, and I can solidify the time later.

I started writing to express myself, as most do, though didn’t write for long. Outside an assignment or two, I wrote mostly what I now see as gibberish. …

chris staines

Her poet. Dad. Data ninja. Carolina Panthers fan.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store