The Leaving

I’m tired of broken hearts, shattered reflections of empty vessels we used to call family, friends, kin. I watch their ghostly images float by on notes echoing from tinny speakers playing memories across a full room filled with strangers pretending to know each other, and I am lost amongst these curtains, these holes where my […]

Existing

The stars keep blinking out, shuddering and shuttering in their wounded worlds, wrapping unseen landscapes in black, shimmering once and exploding into a nothing so vast it exists only in not existing. Each breath folds against the next and small pieces fracture into atoms, particles of sadness and blackness and it runs into floors, full […]

Normal

My normal has disappeared. My brain has betrayed me. I wonder if this is how my dad felt, if this is how it started for him. Little tremors, moments of forgetting, stumbling, stuttering, failing. I can no longer get excited or feel afraid which is ironic considering I’m an anxiety-ridden mess. And people talk to […]

Vacancies

Even in the darkness, I am yours. When we are lost, wandering roads cobbled in vacant thoughts, frozen moments, when we are alone, warmth receding from our needy grasps, even then, I am yours. In shadows and fog, in corners and fields, when nothing persists beyond sadness and gloom, I am yours. These dreams you […]