Silence: A Conversation in My Head

“I can’t stop thinking about you.” “Why?” “I don’t know. I think it’s your eyes. And your silence.” “My silence?” “Yeah. Like what’s underneath it.” “Nothing.” “Stop.” “Make me.” “When you say that, all I want to do is kiss you. Your neck, that corner of your jaw, your soft mouth when it turns hard […]

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 […]

Bad Choices Meet Anxiety

It’s pulling me, dragging me, yanking my skin from my bones in tiny tremors, and I can’t stop doing things to make it worse. Each step ignites even more aching shudders, ones that drive spikes into my eyes until I scream out, knowing that each bite is my own, each sour drop of pain began […]