The Bite

Such candid emotions They bite at your skin Nipping and teasing out the truth Un-gentle persuasions So close to true pain That know the answers before they are given Shaking out falsities Like a dog with a bone Whose teeth will never blunt And eyes never tire But the last laugh is yours As the […]

NEVER QUITE THE SAME

 We climbed the same hill we had on our first date. Our friends had said it weird to spend our first few hours together sweating our way up a mountain, our little knapsacks bobbing up and down like ducks on our backs. We didn’t care, we were already in love. I remembered the stile […]

50 Word Stories: Nameless

 She refused to reveal her name. No matter how I begged, how I pleaded, she shook her head and cast looks to curdle milk. She did so till the night she left. On explaining her eccentricities to my preacher, he said this, "Ghosts have no names." He did not joke.

Drifting on a Dream

Drifting on a dream. I’m drifting on a dream. I remember you from somewhere, but I’m drifting on a dream Grandma was old, ancient, in fact. With skin like Norwegian fjords, one could trace her beginnings through history right back to the day she was born. I often wondered what she was like as a […]

You, Me, Him

In the aching deaths between now and then, I ponder Not for the reevaluation of a broken heart Nor memories of ruby lips administering condolences The remembrance of what the wind really feels like Or how the rain might wash away troubles As it washed clean the afterbirth of our love But the hint of […]

The Line Between

The line between sanity and insanity was a tightrope I walked each day. One misplaced foot should’ve cast me from my desired route without heed for my current wellbeing, nor concern for thereafter. This, we shared. Revelations come but once in a lifetime for the greater populace; my own came daily. No sooner would I […]