Imagine, for a moment, that you have found someone you’ve admired for a long time. You were both drunk, you are newly single, you have just made it through a day more trying than others – You woke up hungover, it was late, you didn’t eat, you drove an hour to a place where you would be singing […]
I was a soldier in my other life, in the one that killed me, but I lose track of memories, for the girl I’m with now is kind. She spends her days mending and looking worried, thinking often about how much water her shower pours down the drain; how much frivolous, scented soap – how […]
Sing back what the thunder said when I was roused from my bed, huddled and chilled, when I felt I was waiting, searching and anticipating something I wasn’t prepared for. Hot blood throbbed noticeably through my wrists, and I felt that shaking in my core, that shudder shrinking in my chest that occurs when I’m […]
I’m frustrated, and sleepless poetry should never be an option. Lately, mine tends to go something like this: “I can’t sleep. Blah, blah, blah. Complain, worry, feel bad. Insert blank – Boys, sadness, poverty – sucks. Yuck.” I’m going to bed, whether I’m tired or not. Goodnight, internet.
I haven’t had good dreams in a long time, or fallen asleep before 4. I have no idea what’s going through your mind, except I suppose you’re resting and possibly dreaming, and I hope you dream something of me. It’s nights like these that I miss you violently, and I turn to nightcaps and tea […]
My insecurities are unwarranted, and I think you might have some too, that have no root, no reason, no truth to cling to, and so they flutter aimlessly and collide with things they shouldn’t be tied to and I know how foolish it is to stay away from trust, and I’ve seen other relationships decompose, […]
My heartbeat is keeping time without breath, and my eyes are opening and closing with the direction of the breeze. The snow is the kind that fell long ago, that cracks when you step on it, and the dark is moving in with determination, lighting the lamps in the open sky. My parents are from […]
I consider any day on which I cook a success, which puts me at a success rate of over 60%. Occasionally, I shop at the co-op down the street like an informed consumer and only buy organic, locally-grown produce and eggs, milk and cheese from well-treated chickens and cows. I’m afraid of getting close, but […]
I’ll be running to the water, where the wind whispers goodnight and the sea laps the shores, making music I could never write. The tides are easy for me to read, lonely sand keeps company and I’ll lay down my tired head, and no longer wish or dread or long for what you said.
The window became a door when I curled against it in my sleep, absorbing its chill, rendering it unable to voice its distaste for its home in my wall any more. The wind didn’t whistle through it until the morning, and the stars turned their cold glares away. We both shivered from time to time, […]