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 […]