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Nyssa's writings are influenced by her BA in Philosophy from UCSB. All her poems and stories discuss death, mortality, self, and control. 

Terminal Intrusion is the name of her solo performance project, as well as the name of a zine she released of poems and drawings. 
Newest Poem
you are not special

you are special

scratching sounds stick to sick minds

like full bodies
judging the unknown

rewriting the untold

teach me the nothing
that you know

eat me
in
 
floss with 

empty veins

bursting
transparent melts

morals molding

minds of the
single digits 

you are not special

you are special

don’t think

offensive inevitable
eyes speak

weeping in the hungry 

bile
stench filling
void mouths

moving backwards
motions make waves
in time

drowning from the

tick 

introspection
resurrection 
degradation 

immobilizing the aware 

you are not special

you are special


the eye that is

caked with

delicious confusion

taste every last


no need to drool

drink it back in

savor the droughts

cracking earth wrinkling 

inside 

out


I need a 
mirror
to see myself

morphing into

breathing objects

surrounding

scarred land

layers of wounds
and wisdom 

covered with

new make up

fresh paint seeping 

into the pours of the past

i forget everything

you are not special

you are special

I forget everything 

is that

ok

the now
is
all

and
is
too much 
and is
not

and is
and is
and is
and is 
is