my week in objects (mostly).

August 14, 2020

1. this beat up old document box

{with a brand-new lease in it}.

2. this dream apartment.

{per a certain six-year-old.}

3. these peaches.

{and peach fuzz.}

4. this clamp.

{and old bottle of superglue for a quick fix.}

5. this accidental timestamp.

{for remembering things by.}

other things:

a private and personal responsibility.


her poems pulse with the miracle of the porous and daily.

once and for all.

as [he] fiddles and faffs, rome continues to burn.

say it loud.

we have to enact social justice before conservation…can ever reach its full potential.

suburban lifestyle dream.

send some just-because mail.


If you’re able, a few simple ways to support this site:

Spread the word. | Buy a copy of Simple Matters | Sign up for my free Skillshare class with the link or | Drop spare change into a virtual tip jar via Venmo or Paypal (Stay tuned for more robust subscription options coming soon.)| Always, thank you.

This post includes affiliate links for some of the products mentioned. Reading My Tea Leaves might earn a small commission on the goods purchased through those links.

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Steph August 14, 2020 at 9:23 am

    I was fortunate to graduate from St. Mary’s College of Maryland where, among many wonderful features, we were blessed with Lucille Clifton as our poet in residence.

  • Reply Archana August 14, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    You do have the best reading recommendations. Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Rose August 16, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    It’s so good to know you found another apartment. It looks great in the IG peek. So exciting!

    • Reply Cameron August 18, 2020 at 7:05 am

      Hey Erin! Congrats on your new apartment! Will your kids be changing schools since you are in a new neighborhood? Also I’m curious if you will be sending the kids to physical school or opting for virtual learning? I don’t mean to pry….I’m just rather confused as to what to do with my own kids so I’m gathering as much advice as possible!
      Thank you xx

      • Reply ERIN BOYLE August 18, 2020 at 9:21 am

        Thanks so much! We won’t be changing schools! Everything in New York still very much up in the air re: in-person learning!


    Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Comments are moderated.