All My Poems Ache the Same

Forget about how his lips feel pressed against your skin and the way his fingers move in your hair. Forget the way his sad eyes look down when he laughs and how he can almost make your heart stop when he whispers your name. Forget because you will never have him under your fingers, inside […]

Another Real Conversation

“Where are we going?” “For pizza. You like pizza, right?” “Um, yeah. Doesn’t everyone?” “I guess.” “I can’t believe I’m leaving tomorrow. It feels like I just got here.” “I can’t talk about this.” “I know.” The drive stretched out its arms into the space between us, the air curling among the silence. “We’re here.” […]

Maidens and Their Towers

We are towers or perhaps the maidens locked inside the towers. All we are is solitary hope, isolated dreams held captive, tormented by windows into out. Outside, out there, beyond these concrete walls and broken stairwells. We look in longing, in the exile we created. The open doors lead to closed windows, high in locked […]

An Extra Day

I’ve lived so long with these pictures, these images of who you were, who I imagine you to be, that I can’t tell who you really are. Every day I’ve lived without you is another day the hole in my soul grows larger, and its vastness is now immeasurable, unsustainable, ridiculous in its ability to […]