5. the roof deck gets us close to the clouds. […]
I’m the girl who whispers Fuck you like a curse, immobilized by indecision, trepidation c a l c i f y i n g The doctor said my […]
I feel a rise in my chest that speeds up and slows down like a bird trapped inside my rib cage, wings shrinking, but not their power. I’m afraid I’m going to throw up; eyes blur, and for a moment I think I’m fainting, but it’s only the hot […]
When I was a child and learned to dress myself, I’d run around with one shoe on, the other foot trailing with a sock slipping around the ankles. I’d walk with an uneven limp, and growl “yeeesss, maaassster,” like I had seen an Igor-type do on T.V., one foot elevated inside a shoe, the other […]
There is poetry in ugliness; a melody in arguments that we play in our heads, over and over; like a song whose words we forget but still mumble through the chorus; the climax on loop until I’m angry all over again, only to be outdone by sadness. I read articles where the tone makes a […]
Tell me you love me just as much on the days I wish for emptiness, as on the days when I surprise you with boundless love. Like when I bring you flowers each April and you ask why I always pick the bunch that’s closed off to the world, not yet awake to the awaiting judgement. […]
the nighttime: like a chamber for the quietest of thoughts to echo.