I Was Right

When we were we— in love so deep we couldn’t see a way out, I would memorize the way your chest felt beneath my hand, the way your neck contoured my breath— the warmth of love settling into permanence. I knew, in those moments, everything the world had to teach me. I knew nothing wouldContinue reading “I Was Right”

Oh, Ocean ~ Part II

Oh, Ocean ~ Part II As I walked toward you for our last evening stroll I started to feel the melancholy of saying goodbye. Our days passed so quickly didn’t they? I will miss the offerings you pushed onto the shore just for me— the broken, imperfect shells and sand dollars— you realized I likeContinue reading “Oh, Ocean ~ Part II”

An Unverifiable Truth

An Unverifiable Truth I used to think know believe that I loved you so much I wanted your happiness above all else even if it wasn’t with me but now I think of how bitter I’ll feel in the future when I’m living my life without you— you with someone else, you happy as youContinue reading “An Unverifiable Truth”

Pillar of Stone

Pillar of Stone Grief has set like concrete in my heart and there is nothing no one to soften what you made hard what you did was wicked cunning evil what you did was open me up fill me with the shape of your body then leave me with beautiful promises heavy as stones soContinue reading “Pillar of Stone”

Phantom Love

Phantom Love Today your love was like a phantom limb. It saved me, caught me after a fall. The house painter I hired in August was supposed to be finished by the end of September but kept postponing delaying rescheduling and here it is the end of October and the call came again— a totalContinue reading “Phantom Love”

Balancing Act

Been so raw bare irritated by disappointment I want to yell about ____________ but I am too aware of the color of my skin so I come to this white page purge been so let down forgotten left behind I want to complain about the way ____________ but I am too aware that my bankContinue reading “Balancing Act”

Theater of the Sky

You missed it. Tonight, the sky was dark by eight— dry, but wild with lightening so white I could have seen the color blaze in your eyes. Gauzy clouds flashed while the halved moon crept slowly out of sight to see what lay beyond the silhouetted trees. I was under them, looking up, watching theirContinue reading “Theater of the Sky”

I Didn’t Know

Did you think we would end stop separate sever like this? After all after all the depth did you imagine that our magic would amount to a trick played played again so many times we both started to believe the illusion until suddenly you cut me in half before the curtain fell and I wasContinue reading “I Didn’t Know”

Locked Out

Two years almost since you touched me kissed me and all those other things I loved lived for lay down for when we found ourselves alone and no no one else since you has been granted access privilege rights to what’s inside me there is nobody else who will enter my heart even though tonightContinue reading “Locked Out”


A friend brings a friend— doesn’t say it’s because I’m single but I figure it out— pick up hints that I have been part of their conversation earlier in the day and I am flattered by the questions, the interest— the way the new friend looks me in the eye as if I have answersContinue reading “Spark”