Missel Toes

I have no idea why I chose that title it just sort of popped so I’m sure it’ll work its way into our conversation. You: never call me back, never read my drafts. I want what I can’t have, have been known to take a drag. Queen bee me: looking endlesslessly through blue-green eyes. I […]

Another Lifetime

I don’t know how else to explain, my heart actually hurts, it beats one memory over my head and then the next… a rapid pace, this place, that place, friends then foes, faces, hands, happiness, woes. What blares in my mind, impossible to tell, like spiders between stair-boards or sand between toes… A trip to […]

What Should I Do Next? You Decide!

Music makes me remember the time we… yeah. It won’t let me forget what I was like when I was young. I hear a song from ten years ago and the words press on my chest between the rhythm of the song and the beating of my heart. I discover something new nearly everyday and […]

Recurrence

Sketchers pound erratically on uneven stairs that I take at top speed, flashing a jagged key, twisting an oval knob, heart racing past a pile of summer shoes. I bolt the door behind me and instantly remember a dream I had when my bedroom overlooked Broadway Street. I heard a creature snarling under the porch. […]

Hospital

[sitting in a hospital bed with a ragged pink bunny, talking out loud] Ever since I was little I slept with a stuffed rabbit. I have had Jellybean for as long as I can remember, he was a gift from my godparents. I had a zoo of stuffed creatures situated strategically around my small bed, […]

Before & After

Before When we were young, we knew who we wanted to be. We were told how to be and what to say. You felt punished for being different. I reveled in our strangeness… Then the years of bliss were over, we were cast out in the freezing water to reemerge on distant shores. We were […]