Walking Free

2009, Write That Down

The first few steps are awkward and unconvincing. I shift through at least 10 songs on my pink ipod nano before I can be in sync with the perfect beat, at which point my leg muscles melt into each other, soothing away the past 8 hours of impact. 

Stimulated by the sweet smell of sidewalk-roasting cashews, I am possessed. 





Each moment is just a movement, and knowing that I have nowhere else to be only justifies the action more.

The memory of the cube, and tomorrow’s impeding desk chair-sediment are at the time forgotten, and to my body, all that is left is the beat of the songs echoing inside my head.

I pass men in three-piece suits and girls in three-inch heels. They see me, and they are jealous. Because not only am I walking, I am free. 


Originally from the east coast, Cha Cha lives in southern California with her fiance (he’s a plumber) and their bob-tailed cat, Copper Soup.

As a woman, Cha Cha spends her time writing, reading (though not as much as she wishes she did), watching Project Runway (way more than she wished she did—especially since the show ended in 2019), trying to exercise for at least 20 minutes a day (otherwise, she won’t leave the house because she works from home), learning how to manage her money, and talking to herself out loud.

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