Caught Between

You are the sea reflecting the mood of the sky. Sometimes, your gray surface churns out white-capped anger slashing the shores with your pain as the slate sky presses down on your shoulders. And sometimes, the blue above brightens your skin, turning your waves into toys for children, into splashing, blue joy, and I’m caught […]

Out of Reach

Like most things, it’s just too far, just beyond my fingertips. I reach and, like most things, it disappears as fast as it arrived. The sea. The sky. Your words. Your eyes. They recede, the waves pulling away, scared of the permanence of the earth, afraid of the still, terrified of losing all that movement […]

Edge of Earth

She noticed how the ocean hugged the shoreline in gentle curves and steep embraces in the same way he had once held her. Watching the waves from her porch always brought her back to times where she hadn’t been so alone, so absent from the world, so gone from people’s memories. Out here on the […]

Blue

I am broken in these ancient roots, shattered by urban decimation crumbling under foot. All I see are your ocean eyes while I try to pretend our windows don’t break. *** It’s Thursday again, and it’s time for Three Line Thursday. I submitted the first three lines that I wrote late last night. I sort […]

Capture Me

Pictures capturing imaginary moments we almost spent and I wonder if you picture them through time’s hazy goggles, your eyes glossed over with wished for events and desired memories. Your fingers move up the frets, the strings vibrating your pain, releasing the agony trapped in your soul. I see pieces falling through lyrics you think […]

Panic

Beatbeatbeat. A bundle of horse hooves gallops recklessly across a heart once made of paper and since turned to twisted bits of rusted wire. Breathebreathebreathe. Anxious strangles my throat, constricting it beyond air or microparticles of moments where I saw your silhouette refracted against a thorn horizon. Beatbeatbeat. This timbered landscape does nothing to ease […]