Who?

One moment, you’re human, the next moment, an animal. It is probably the last night, as I slump beneath his sheets, clawing at his will. Everything is a fucking façade. Tell me you love me.  I know it’s true. A mask worn. A need for approval. Mascara running, hysterical, drunk. Once the admiration fades, the … More Who?

Gymnopedie No.1

I took care of you.  When you were stressed or overwhelmed, I comforted you. When you were sad, I held you. When you were angry, I tried to calm you. When you were excited, I went off duty. When you were happy, I let you be you. When you were content, I went to my … More Gymnopedie No.1

A Dream

She sits on the stairs and looks at the door.  This home is no longer her own.  She feels the cool wood beneath her, firm and weathered by time and life.  She has placed herself two steps from the landing.  The height just right to accommodate his torso.  She’s laid a sweater down on the … More A Dream

Save Me

My knight in shining armor rides up. He steadies his stallion and scoops me up in his arms. The danger from which he removed me rapidly fades from my mind. We ride together in a direction unknown to me. I cling to his torso and I feel safe. Tomorrow, I may hate him, but today … More Save Me

25 Degrees

I step out of the house and the severe, biting cold hasn’t hit me yet. I hear a voice yell, “Bus,” to my left and I see the yellow boat careening up the road. I look over my shoulder to find the source of this noise. A boy, maybe fourteen, in jeans and a hoodie, … More 25 Degrees