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 →

Was She Happy?

“Was she happy?” The voice in the dark surprised me and didn’t surprise me all at once. I saw the white letter in the white hand balancing on the white armrest and was not surprised at all. “I think she was,” I answered, quietly moving in the dark to the black armchair. The clock on... Continue Reading →

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