Stages of Love

New Your hand on my knee, Wild Kingdom in the background. Fake stars above us.   Distance Letters and phone calls were all we had to connect. Hopes they’d never cease.   Collision Wheels thrumming on ground, People pushing and moving. Finally, your hands.   Goodbye Tears staining my cheeks. You saying it would all […]

Empty Carts

It wouldn’t have worked out anyway. I tell myself these lies in hopes that my heart will eventually believe them, will eventually quell the pain that slowly circumnavigates my body and drives tiny splinters of missing underneath my chewed fingernails. That pain chauffers me to my next poem, my next letter or word. This verse […]