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 […]

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 […]

The Higher Call

He dips his pen into the inkwell. Lifts it carefully, tapping it gently on the edge of the jar before moving back to his paper. His fingertips, forever stained with the heavy black ink, never hesitate. Not a moment passes where there aren’t thoughts and ideas swirling inside his heart and mind, stories to be […]

So Small for a Love So Large

When I held him in my arms, he was so small. So small. I cried oh god how I cried. I asked, is there anything we can do? The doctor said, I’m sorry no, he’s just too small. I cried harder. Please, I’ll do anything, anything at all. Please. Please! Save him! Let him live, […]

Nights Long Gone

With my face pressed to the frosted pane I stare out at the bright pinpoint stars The inky black sky a perfect backdrop Slowly they slip across my view Ever moving westward I watch them unseeing, for my eyes Observe scenes much further away To nights long gone but not forgotten Nights when you loved […]

These Quiet Moments

hey my lover let me hold you for a few more minutes lay here together allow the world to move on without us hold me tight kiss me tenderly wipe away my tears curled up beside you my head on your chest one arm draped across you your own wrapped around me lulled by the […]

Broken Beyond

Nights long past when I lay there in his arms, my soul felt complete and whole. And then he went away and I lay here alone, my heart having gone with him, I am but incomplete. Lacking. Tears soak my cheeks. My pillow. I cover my face. Shame fills me for letting him in. For […]

Misery is a Mermaid

I’m all fucked in the head got love lines drawn pulled tight oh you cast your words like a net lots of tasty treats out here in the sea but I’m not the little minnow or a giant whale my hair is kelp and my feet are shells I’m just by-catch tangled and trapped pull […]

Muddy Puddle

you look in my eyes and you say, love suits you love? love suits me? ha! more like blind naivety you ask, are you pushing pushing away from us? yes, absolutely yes I am pulling away distance growing makes it less painful betrayal less available my skin is leather the rain is thundering down and […]

Filaments of Ink

sinking into deep cold indigo it presses in holds me there open my mouth to scream but it slowly pushes back a rubber balloon against my teeth chilling and tastes of tar surrounded yet noticing the shadow of a wind my hair stands on end as my ears lay flat my nose twitches straining for […]