Down by the Lake

I slipped my sandals off and dipped my toes into the dark moody waters of you the smell of earth and old-growth filled my nostrils the coolness of your touch only managed to raise my temperature your depths covered my feet and beckoned me deeper I slid forward the sun warming my hair and my […]

Inferiority Complex

this mask cracks from the inside slivers and shards prick my skin whose grey pallor hides beneath a wide smile and exuberant laugh I want, on some days, to remove it or, if I’m honest, for you to… to even WANT to, to remove it except for the inevitable sense of loss this opportunity for […]

Bar Fly

Tonight she easily found a seat at the nearly deserted bar of the pub near her home. She sat alone listening to a background murmur of conversation from the tube and a game of darts in the corner but a few minutes alone before the bartender slid her drink over. Swiveling in her seat, two […]

Cancer

This hurts, my lover I want so much to be in your arms To have you hold me Stroke my hair Ease the torment of my disease To have you look into my eyes And for once, for even a moment The agony would relent All the pasts forgotten, forgiven My spirit freed That ache […]

One Could Dream

When I woke up this morning, I reached over for you. You weren’t there. I sighed and reminded myself that, oh yeah, you were at work, had left a few hours ago. I drifted on the edge of sleep for a few moments before the sinking realization slowing spread like ice across my chest. Wait. […]

Sometimes Life Does

Ray-ray always took extra care when preparing to meet Danny. She used to primp and preen, addressing each curl with precision and care. The dark dreads would stand straight out if she let them. But Danny was worth it. She would apply the hair cream to each strand meticulously. Afterwards, she slicked her full lips […]