Inferno

The bell rang a few times, I couldn’t keep track of how many times. I fell into place; one, two, three, step. Hands fell together like a massive submarine colliding into something extreme. Remember how tragedies make for great love stories? I guess that’s why I loved you. Incense presented the cross; smoke, mirrors, Ghost….

What Kind of Depressed Are You Looking For?

Sometimes acts of passion have serious consequences. Love itself is the very commitment to enduring all the negative things that are bound to happen to a couple. The struggle to overcome the horrible energies and karma of the world – because God forbid someone love easily – is a fight that never seems to end….

An Instant

I first saw her as she was walking with her friend. She wasn’t elegant or graceful. She wasn’t some hovering angel that glowed. But she took my breath away, and I couldn’t tell you quite what that means. She was bending over to scratch her knee as she walked. She was also in the middle…

Flowers

Her fingers bounced – or tackled – the keys, trying to find a noise, a sound that made her remember, something – or nothing – that gave her some sense of where she was, where she could be. The right key – chime – Remember then? – When? When we woke up happy? One, two,…

The World Keeps Living

You’ve been lying in bed for a week. You feel the old sweat, gritty between your toes, because the hot, spring sun has been shining on your bed. You try to justify it: I’m sad, I need time, I have all these problems, he doesn’t love me, so I don’t love the world… It’s not…

I’d Like To Relive Meeting You

I remember when we first talked. I was actually far more interested in the guy you were with – he was the better-looking one. I knew who your dad was and I knew you were polite and nice. That didn’t stand out, but I grew to realize it more and more. So we talked that…

Kites

It was once you and me, and then suddenly, that didn’t matter so much anymore. I don’t quite know when that was new, when the world was fresh with morning dew, but you were gone and I was okay. And now I rest easier and dream of things I’ve never seen, of a person I’ve…

Running

Even when she’d won the quest, even when she had the best, even when the sparks burned bright, never had she seen the light. It wasn’t music, magic, or thrill, it wasn’t victory won on a hill, it wasn’t completion of soul or peace of mind, it wasn’t an indisputable bind. When you lay in…

Find the You

There is so much in anyone’s life that can bring so much stress and confusion. I think what it all comes down to is our constant anxiety around what others think or expect out of us. Even institutions or ideas can bring about certain responsibilities. Right now, one thing I’m trying to achieve is a…

Clean

I never expected that after so many nights of sleep, jolt, sleep, wake, sleep, alone… that I’d ever have a warm bed. I never expected that after so many nights of “remember when”s – but not too many of those – that I’d ever forget. I never expected that after so many nights of laying…

Dance Lit Dawn

White curtains bathe legs, lace masking peach-fleshed prey upon silhouetted sheets. Evergreen evening. Gloved fingers crunch poignant riches, reluctant flakes dusting bosoms where flirty napkins fly. New age night. Forbidden fruits drown out your devils and you gulp whatever sadness your black-laced lust brought on. Dance lit dawn.

Stiletto

Smile. Bare your teeth. Claws out, polished and pretty. Dig through the ground with 5-inch stilettos. But don’t look down. Never look down. The predators await the moment you look down. Smile, look up. Your life depends on it.