Paige Graffunder

Paige is an administrative and HR professional in Seattle, as well as a contributor to several local publications around the city, focused on politics, business, satire, and internet sub-culture.

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Happiness in Bondage
9 days ago
I will not be ashamed of this, Life's too hard to give this up. When fate hands you mana, You drink, you don't inspect the cup. I can't see how you think this wrong, This thing, that gives me life. Bu...
9 days ago
I will no longer police my feelings For royalty sitting on a throne of lies. I’ll not kneel on a floor of shit, To appease their empty, puling cries. I will reclaim my space. I will reclaim my time. I...
12 days ago
Things are always difficult, And life always takes its toll. How can we get anywhere, If we don't take control? But surrender is an option, Even if it's frightening When the only thing that lights the...
The Light at the End
16 days ago
I'm walking in a tunnel, The lights are out, it's dark in here. Steady footfalls on the pavement, With each step I take, my thoughts clear. I know that there is danger, That I am walking on the rails,...
Finding Light in Darkness
16 days ago
I am an atheist. I hold to no gods, no faith, no religion. I don’t have a problem with people finding faith comforting, but I don’t believe in proselytizing and I think that “mission trips” are just a...
Stand, and Be True
17 days ago
TRIGGER WARNING: Mentions of gun violence, concentration camps, mental illness, sexual assault, torture, inhumane conditions. Before I begin, I would like to take a moment, to acknowledge the victims ...