Silence

He spoke to his shadow and told her he had never wanted to be in this place again. She asked him about heartbreak and he replied that heartbreak only had a place to call home when you allowed yourself to fall in love; and she told him that had been his first mistake. He cried …

Why?

We stood there, in front of the house, talking, when all I wanted was for him to be gone, far away from me. I paid my dues though, hiked up my pants and smiled as he spoke and agreed when he wanted me to. He wasn’t standing in the shade; eye squinting in the bright …

Regret

I tore her wings to shreds, the street was littered with feathers like blood flowing down the road; an image of poetry more perfect than has ever been written. I know, because she felt the pain of that singular gesture. Later, she sang Lana Del Ray’s “Video Games” to me as I sat on her …