Monthly Archives: November 2012

Forest For The Trees

The paths are littered with boulders, rocks and large, fallen branches.  Some are blocking my way and moving them is difficult.  I push and pull, tug and tear, all the while; aware I’m not alone. I make my way up … Continue reading

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What Matters

His hand, light as a feather and thin as paper slides off his chest onto the sheets beside him.  Blue veins press at waxy skin, somehow still managing to pulse pointless life-giving blood through his withering form. So yellow, yet … Continue reading

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Silence

There are things no one knows and never need know.  They’re merely splintered shards that have been scattered like chicken feed under the sofa, behind the door…deep in the woods at the back of the house. And there, they should … Continue reading

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Over and Under

The air is crisp and a breeze pushes through my hair as I pull the light fabric of my jacket closer to my body.  Squinting out over the soft-rippling sheath of water I watch as sun glints off the mast … Continue reading

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That Boy

“Hey”, he sneers out the side of his mouth. “Hey!” a little harsher, a little breathier. I wait for it, the blush.  The agonizing flush I can never stop. I stare straight ahead, eyes on the board, palms and pits … Continue reading

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Forgotten

“Hey,” he crawls slowly up the bleachers towards me, “I can’t believe I get those legs all to myself.”  His teeth gleam against his summer tan and I melt like a forgotten Popsicle. “Hey yourself,” I smile, head down. Nearing … Continue reading

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A Life She Didn’t Mind

One by one, overhead fluorescents were snuffed; computer screens extinguished, corner office doors shut tight for the night. She sat on, her screen now the only light in the room, its bluish blaze illuminating her paper-white skin and inflaming her … Continue reading

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Bottled Lavender

My bag drops in a frayed heap by the front door and I walk the squeaky floorboards leading to the kitchen, my boots leaving sloppy prints on the dusty wood.  A pot caked in hardened cheese and bits of pasta, … Continue reading

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