On Fire

It’s not about commitment or love or even attraction. It’s about simply feeling something. When he puts his hands on me, his mouth against my skin, he makes me feel because I don’t anymore. I feel anxious and sad and scared, but that’s it. I walk around in those three modes and exist. But when […]

Words

Write something. Anything. Just get the thoughts out. Spill them onto these blank screens and plaster the world with your faulty words, your flawed ideas that hold together each breath, each step because without them, you are empty. Without them, you are lost among forests of stories sprouting up through dirty lines of mishmashed text, […]

Solution to Anxiety

Pain ripples through my bones, sends aftershocks trembling over my skin, and I don’t know where it comes from. I vibrate with hot breaths, flying fast from lungs that don’t feel like mine, while flames rip their way out of my eyes, and the air thickens, pollutes my mouth, yet I gasp for it because […]

Air and Fireplaces

We yearn in quiet rooms filled with wild voices, familiarity staring back while loneliness winds it’s way around our roots. Smiles remain real, as in genuine, as in true, yet sad eyes, those gray blue patches of sorrow hidden beneath echo back, scream my name as if I’m the only real piece of the world […]

Do We Know?

You sort of know when it’s over, when anything is, really. Time warps for the slightest instant, and poof, you know. Like the sound of your voice that last time on the phone, the shudder that said what your mouth couldn’t. Or the way his messages seem to become shorter, less frequent. The way I […]