Doomsday Machine

So, this is where things get awkward. Words don’t come easily, but I promised myself that I would be honest. There’s an infinity between you and I and I’ve counted all my blessings; gazing out at the stars, so alone and comfortable.   Here we are, building an atom bomb without ever thinking that this […]

Fledgling

Every morning is another chance to change. Every evening she sees that everything has stayed the same. Those smiling eyes are still so far away and it doesn’t seem to matter what’s the trouble with being loved.   She’s got a new look on. Her makeup done. New dress she bought and hair that cost […]

They Don’t Mean Anything

I don’t know what to do, or what to say, so I’ll say everything, do everything. In the absence of a plan, I’m just hammering away at this wall, trying to break it down.   We thought we were building a home, not a prison. The ineffectual tears, the sadness that never meant anything, or […]

Ocean Side

A sign of an imminent change. A lie as it escapes your lips. I was afraid, that these windows let too much light in, but now, here you stand, bathed in white radiance; never more beautiful, never more receding.   Trust is a sign of comfort; anachronistic to the way the world is. We stand […]

Just Date Night

You look beautiful in that dress; dark, but not black, thin, spaghetti straps, hidden in the way your hair falls about your shoulders.   You look like a picture. In the light, right there, you would fit in in New York, or Paris, but we’re just going out to our favorite place. A get-away from […]

Other Humans

Just a simple regular person, day to day business nine to five friendships. Plans for the weekend, car payments, mortgage, kids and a lover, partner, friend and significant other, too.   So why are you so sad? Why do you try to see what’s there just beyond those nasty little indecisions that make you question […]

Dug Deep Sorrow

I wish we could separate ourselves from what happened. I wish we could find a way to let go, to find the required angle of separation; divide ourselves from this dug deep sorrow.   One of us gets free, the other grips tight in panic, pulling both of us back down a mess of limbs […]

Emancipation of a Suburban Marriage

I don’t think I have ever understood you; not on any real level, anyway. We have lived and shared and known so much of each other, but I don’t think I know the secrets of your heart.   Perhaps this is my shortcoming. I have not been driven and intrepid enough to bare the unexplored […]

What’s The Difference?

You said it was something I said. I was just remembering yesterday. You said it was something I did, but I can’t remember it either way.   Now you screamed and you cried and you tried to convince me. Yeah, you win. You’re right, but I don’t see the difference.   You were in a […]

Our Artifact of Divinity

I have never risen with the sun, taken the day, or joined the winged throngs of birds that proclaim morning, or given thanks for every first lifting of tired eyes to the newness of the day like I have since you have been my wife.   For morning always brought with it, the dark and […]

Hope and A Desperate Embrace

I slide the shutters open to let in the morning sun. These old shutters have rusted, so they want to stay shut, but with a little bit of gentle coercion and no small amount of cursing, they relent, and sunlight slices into the room.   This old house, has not know the presence of a […]

A Cleansing Storm

I need to clear my mind. I need to clear my head. I need to clean the slate. Lately it never ends.   Blow it all away. Wash it down the drain, like a cleansing summer rain. I’ve been strung out on pain, divided against myself, finding me in my way, stay seeking something else. […]

The Betrayal

I gave you comfort and safety and this is how you repay me? You fucking betray me? This is why good men go crazy. Driven to the edge by those they sought to protect. There’s a point to this, I guess.   It doesn’t matter, We’ll just fuck it up again. Sometimes, I think we […]

Planting Echoes

Echoes. Resonating voices, that linger on in memory. Some words we only hear long after they are spoken.   The hurt, sometimes stays on the heart, like the aching of a phantom limb. Time never promised to heal all wounds, someone else did that.   It’s not as if this is the first time that […]

Footsteps Like The Wind

What does it matter? Just let it all go. Fight the good fight, but don’t let it follow you home. Come in from the night, the cold and the dark; you’ve taken feeling discomfort and to being an art.   Whatever; just do whatever you want. We’ll be here when it all falls apart. Cleaning […]

Pretty Little Rituals

It’s been a long-ass night. Didn’t plan on it all actually working. When something comes together and everything goes right at the right time, for the first time, in an long time.   One moment – all we’ve got is us. Never needed any more, this is the world we trust.   To have and […]

How to Burn Ashes

She says love don’t live here no more. That my touch is gone and has been for a long, long time and she doesn’t care anymore.   The part of her that is fire has been put out. The part of her that should grow has been unfed and left to wither.   With her […]

In Time

Does the day begin with the dawn? Is it only the strike of Midnight that heralds time’s next immutable step? For we know that though tomorrow is never promised, it is inevitable. Whether we are pre… Source: In Time

Forever Us

What do I have to say except, “I love you”? All the other words are failing me. You’ve been the reason that I’ve fought these battles. Struggled on despite my frailty.   As we grow, I hope our hearts follow. Feed them all the love we’ve ever known. But this world is hard, even when […]

Time Line

Time will draw a line between us, as we vie for acceptance, getting what we beg for and then smiling proud with promise.   Once I heard the rush of the life blood in your veins, ever since the touch, you seem further away. Drew up your plans for success, prayed for love and life […]