He was my first boyfriend. He wrote me love letters and quoted the Book of Solomon. I, at 13, had no inkling what those verses really meant. The apex of my sexual knowledge was limited to zero at that age. What I remember is that he was sweet. He would call the house on our […]
Thoughts of you patter through this darkened, shadowed mind at the oddest of moments. I was pattering away at this slowed, aged keyboard when you crossed my mind You crossed it so casually, in almost complete slow-mo turning your dazzle of a smile at me. I crossed myself very un-casually in perfectly fast motion turning […]
I’ve touched both the sky and the depths of a fiery hell, fire licking at a strained heart, pushed to the limit with a pendulum of emotions. I have swung high up on a high wire with no net, and stuck my tongue out in glee, catching those snowflakes of happiness, icy with promise; pricks […]
It has been a whirlwind of emotions lately, unexpectedly jarred into place by the unpredicted, clarity about it all suddenly coming into focus. Missing your voice, your time and your energy.
Just like those old videotape cassettes from Blockbuster, my life’s mantras include this phrase. Be kind, rewind. We have a number of encounters daily. We pass by, meet, bump into, smile at, sneer at, throw blank-face looks at strangers. We talk with friends, vent, laugh, swear with and sometimes at them too. We text, we […]
It crawls into that space left behind by broken histories and assumed expectations. It is the offspring of the marriage between anxiety fueled by a lack of reciprocity and the perception of fading effort. It bubbles up within, threatening to choke and displace the good feels sparked initially… And worst of all, it makes what was […]