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Burn after reading

Have you ever heard the sound of your own heart breaking? Or felt it crumble inside your chest just as the mask melted off your lover's...

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Aftermath

Like the stench of day-old cigarette smoke lingering on a black ruffled top.  Like the fine strands of flyaway hair sticking to a cold, b...

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Tap

I remember a breakfast table from long ago. There were two mugs of coffee—one green and the other blue; two plates with eggs done sunny-s...

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Red

The curtains were drawn, with barely a sliver of light dancing on the cold, ivory floor tiles. She lay on her side on the brown leather c...

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The first year

Today is my mother's first death anniversary. We had a memorial service for her at the church yesterday, followed by a visit to her gra...

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Run through

All day long people asked her what was wrong. She seemed a bit off, they said. Was everything okay? Did she need anything? Someone offered...

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Morning song

Some days are just a little tougher than the others. I wake up craving you a little more than usual. The shape-shifting distance betwe...

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Letters at midnight

There is this little place inside you That I discovered long before you even knew my name. It drew me to you like the ocean meets the ...

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The memory jar

Time is a great healer they say But I wonder if it just intensifies everything Like a pickle or preserve maturing over the years Rip...

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Reckless

I’d give anything to be like that again. When I really didn’t know any better. It was probably the last time I believed in magic and forev...

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Lover, be gentle

Lover, be gentle. Come sit by my side. Tune in to the whispers you cannot hear and the waves that crash beneath the surface of my skin...

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The last straw

I fall back on my pillow defeated, and lifelessly drop my phone by my side. You flared up and raised your voice at me for the umpteenth ti...

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