these texts are an archive of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area from march 2007 - march 2015. it stands as a record of close to a decade of my life, charting the struggles i faced as an artist, daughter, and lover. messy and chaotic at times, eloquent and poetic at others, these texts are an index i am proud of. it was here in this electric box that i learned how to be honest about my experiences and the person i needed to become. it was here that i first learned the truism that words make the world and how to trust such a beautiful, rife, hard fact.

thank you for meeting me here in such tall grass.

my artist website is here.

Jul 5, 2010


my heart changes pace and structure quick the passed few days.
taut and then slack. taut and then slack.

full of thanks, full of longing.
full of confused desires and wants for the world to be a better place...

for people to be kind and compassionate and just.

and honest.

mostly, i wish for honesty. and the courage to be that every step of the way.

and right now, as my heart twists and becomes anxious, i go and read Ariana Reines blog, the story that is there right now and the running theme of mortality and i am overcome by her gentleness and jagged love.

and our fair liege Radish King, has here incredible poems up today at Everyday Genius. go see! go see! and get racked by her fearlessness. her true and honest and unafraid hands on the pen. she goes where few writers do and it is always tremendous, always full of the ache of the world, the ache of our hearts.

and then all the hearts that grace my path here.

the electronic hands that come and tap out beauty on my life.

i am grateful for all the good you bring. it is beyond welcome, beyond gorgeous.


Radish King said...

Thank you and ANGELA@! my wv is INGA!!!!!

angela simione said...

hahahahahaha! that's awesome! i swear, these word verifications are NOT random!

you're so welcome, my sweet friend!!!! i'm so happy to see you getting the positive attention you have so truly earned and definitely deserve! <3

Marylinn Kelly said...

Let us be aware and kind, let us hear the cries and hold vigil until all are safe. Ariana Reines reminded us. As do you.

Anonymous said...


I really related to it and came back to the blog to re=live it and found it gone...

or perhaps my Opeate eyes fail me once again.

what's up
when will those clouds all dis-

angela simione said...

marylinn, your's is a voice that i feel blessed by. and have since the moment you appeared. :) thank you.

angela simione said...


hahahahaha! i'm glad you liked that post! i liked it too and felt bad about having to take it down. but in the interests of the other people who now have to spend time talking to insurance adjustors and legal counsel, i just thought it best to basically keep my mouth shut while all this is swirling around. not that i said anything wrong, i didn't. i just don't want to end up inadvertantly making it worse for the people involved. but thank you! i'm sorry that cloud had to burst.