He looks at her through tinted lenses, through glossy images of the faded past. He loves her for the holes in her jeans and for the ones in her heart. Her laugh swirls inside his head, making him drunk on her elation. He wants to hold her hand when she’s happy and wipe her tears […]
Her fingers gripped the knob, and she yanked the door open and allowed the morning sunlight to pour into the room. She swung her bag over her shoulder and stepped into the day. The streets shimmered with leftover rain from the previous night’s downpour. She flipped her sunglasses over her eyes and turned towards the newsstand, […]
You whisper words that ignite a fire. I am blind, dust burning my eyes. You can’t ignore the ink I bleed, the words that are diamond hard, etching my love into the world. Your light is caged inside this red box you call a heart. Even the heat between us drops, splash, into the air, […]
I keep wondering if I really want the answers to the questions I can’t stop asking. I contemplate writing you another real letter, folding my words into an envelope and shipping them to you. I found your new address which makes me feel like a stalker since I’ve had the other one for over a […]
Consumed. The wave of need that caresses and lingers and envelopes with its crushing weight of desire. Art or beauty or work. Problems or solutions or conclusions that don’t add up and scream for reconciliation. Obsession. My mind won’t stop turning you over, rifling through your words and touches and glances. The moment you reached […]
I can feel the magnitude of it all, when I look at you. I can see the way my dreams feel, how alive I am with you there. This tearing apart of my insides, this ripping in half of a soul that does not exist without you. This whitewashed life of broken touches and empty […]
Is this how it’s supposed to be? I look around at the faces, holding me steady as rain sliding down a window pane. I feel your hand pressing into mine, folding itself into me, combining, mingling with my fingers. But phantom moments mixing with broken realities encase me in cement, break pieces from my heart, […]
Your presence hovers above me, around me, folding its fingers against me. I see you in words, in melodies, in memories that stroll out of the past. Your existence devours me, consumes me, burns me into a heap of ashes, charred by the flames of longing.
Ivory, chocolate, saffron, mocha. It covers our bones, houses blood, nerves, the atoms that design who we are, who we become. It displays our pain through scars, creases, wrinkles, and blotches. We etch pictures into our skin, images that shout identity, memory, joy, love. This organ, this living piece of all we are, advertises our […]
I miss you. Everything that makes you. I miss every part of you that takes up space in this world. I miss you. That is all.