That Thing I Told You Once

Remember that thing I told you once? It was funny and startling And unexpected. Neither of us expected it, So we laughed. Do you remember that thing? It left behind a feeling, like sadness not but sadness. We weren’t sad. But we were like sad. Hollow. Melancholy, looking straight into our hollowness. Do you remember... Continue Reading →


2:01 AM

The air is thinner at this time of night. The TV crackles on, droning, complaining, yelling. Then, to commercial. It’s easier to breathe here; almost too easy. Like-- like maybe the weight of the universe has lifted, just for a moment, made it easier to breathe, easier to think, then will come crashing back down.... Continue Reading →

Whisper Back

you said that your walls were too strong. you would never let someone break them down. you said that you loved me still, that you always had and you always will but you couldn’t love with walls like yours, and you couldn’t love someone like me. you still have your walls. sometimes, i sit outside... Continue Reading →

Love and Sunflowers

“What can I get for you?” “What do you have that will shut a jealous boyfriend up?” The barista turned for a moment to look at the menu before deciding, “Well, just about anything, if you dump it on the right place.” “Then I’ll take whatever your most expensive drink is in a venti, large,... Continue Reading →

What’s Wrong With the Color Blue?

“I don’t like the color blue anymore.” “No? What’s wrong with the color blue?” “It’s mean.” “It’s mean?” “Yeah, it’s mean and blue and angry.” The old laugh crackled through the phone speaker. “How is it angry?” “It just is, Gramma. Gramma! Gramma was that Simon? Was that Simon? Meow meow meow meow meow Simon!... Continue Reading →

Something Beautiful

It’s been crazy here without you. I go to the café and look at your table and am still surprised to see you not there, or worse, to see some stranger sitting there. I almost want to ask them to leave, or permanently reserve the table, but I don’t. You’re gone, for now, and I... Continue Reading →

Strawberry Wedding Cake

He looked so pitiful, I couldn’t help but laugh. Tuxedo, bowtie, shoes buffed so I could’ve seen my reflection if I had crouched down at his feet and peered into his shoes. I didn’t crouch though. That would have been shameful. Grandmamas would have gasped. He was so very handsome but so very pitiful. He... Continue Reading →

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