Tag Archives: Love

Bird of Paradise

Although I’d told him not to get me anything, I am secretly buzzing inside. Right there, on the dining room table, in the middle of two beautiful place settings and a chilling bottle of bubbly is a small black leather … Continue reading

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It’s Clear

At times we tumble to the bottom of the sea and lay quietly on the mossy floor. We coil in darkness, sometimes stretch in cool patches of light. We spy our reflections in warped, mottled looking glass and struggle to … Continue reading

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Exposed

As I lift it out of the box, the soft material all but slips through my fingers. The creamy beige cashmere is rich and lush, silky and soft, like nothing I’ve ever owned. Instantly, I’m in love. “I’ll treasure it … Continue reading

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I Thought I Saw You

I thought I saw you once, reflecting in a clear glass window, plummeting in a thousand drops of rain, whispering under a weeping willow. You were in the scorch of a sun and the pale of a moon, in a … Continue reading

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Vegetables Are Good For You

Her thumbprints are still in the bread. I can see them, little oval dimples through the glossy plastic wrap. My hands shake as I unfold the flimsy, sticky film protecting my sandwich. The sandwich she’d made me this morning. The … 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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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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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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