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 …

Live wire

An exposed wire, arching with current determined to make a connection, searching for the thing that would ground the energy, bare copper stripped of insulation, of the protection it had once afforded. The thin strands of its being had been tightly wound, braided together into a single path. She had come and peeled away that …

good left undone

your voice blurred into static drowned out by the hum of the headphones i wore and for a time i felt you there in the spaces between beats until even that began to pale it all became half heard half seen half felt half remembered moments until even the scars faded memories confused with fantasy