Love & Other Short Stories

It’s not that I can’t love you anymore, it’s that I don’t want to. The days trickled into years, unravelling the tapestry of our limbs Casual snippets snipping — snapping — the last threads of us. The future looms, as it does, as it always will. Your tender eyes were a dropped stitch weaving tales of fantasy and love. I guess you wanted a Princess, or some […]

Almost Lover

I thought I would miss you, The pillow talks, The late night YouTube vids, The morning-after breakfasts… Your flirty texts. I still remember the feel of your beard under my searching fingers: Scuffing warmth, caressing chin. I don’t know how we ended — vague memories searching. I know there was a wanting succeeded by time, Erasing […]

When I Loved You.

I was nineteen. It was Summer. We were playing at grown ups Disassembling ourselves Trying on clothes Discarding skins. Philosophy was a morning class. Homework done in bottles consumed between midnight and 3am phone calls. Your skin glowed in mauve greys — laugh that reminded me of black things that sparkle. I left my windows open once, in Vancouver winter […]

Pygmalion.

I saw the shades that captured fae fairytales that divided Loss controlled By hearts that devoured Conquering flames Like passion bridled Past the point of consumption. I was taught that good girls Always smiled, Knew better but never told Never argued, Never changed. How could I have known At 17 what was and wouldn’t be […]

Neverland.

in the warmth of August, anticipatory shivers erupted across my molten skin. he was a sinfire shot in tacky board shorts with his orange long board recklessly held. the first time we spoke, that simple hi rearranged my life i understood then what people meant when they said “fate”. he held my hand with an […]