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 […]

Winded

Damp coldness blows by with the scent of wildflowers dragging up pieces of past with that single scent i remember blueberries, tossed high into the air, falling gracefully into open mouths, caught. The feeling is stuck inside my chest where the helplessness lies and my breath catches hard swallows won’t dislodge that panicked loneliness: swells […]

Day to Day Variables

loneliness descends like a moth fluttering in the hollows where light breathes and devours all shards of self esteem is a treacherous slope sliding backwards hands grasping only emptiness fingers tighten desperation fluttering against the torrent of cresting emotions varying daily the subtlety of trying the audacity of caring the implicitness of simply being i […]

Wholeness.

I wanted to miss you with words but my body rebelled. Your ghost fingers triggered murmurs and mirages heated flesh and goosebumps that belied truth. You sank your teeth into the hollows where my neck flowed into collarbones and quick tongue darting soothed the pain. I wish heartbreak came with a manual, easily overcome like […]

Fibs*

Life Comes Knocking — Crashing in When you don’t answer. Some people just can’t take a hint. *This form of poetry is called a Fib, based on the Fibonacci sequence, and is usually 1-1-2-3-5-8.  This piece was first published on Medium, by Poetry-in-Form. If you’d like to read more of my other poetry and prose, feel […]

Explorers.

Back home, where we were told we could be whoever — so we chose to run. Run away with me? This piece was originally published on Medium, by Poetry-in-Form, and is part of a project called Chained: A collaborative Cinquain chain. Click on the link to check out the full project, with all the other stanzas. If […]