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 […]

Sleep Kisses

You kissed my shoulder in the middle of the night when you thought me asleep. Before you turned away to rest, your lips brushed my skin, you squeezed my arm. I don’t know why that kiss matters, why those moments with my cheek pressed against your chest keep spinning around me, wrapping me in memories […]

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 […]