Coming As We Were

Soaked in bleach for a trend, acid burning holes through jeans we flaunted faded tie-dye tees, once more vibrant and distinct. Insides burned like exploding suns, boys’ haircuts on nine year old girls! Curls chopped to our ears. It stings our eyes to hide those now forgotten shades of brown.  Some memories fade faster than […]

Playground

Playground in May, stormy day, rain clouds come to play, you didn’t stay. Try to remember, easy to forget living in the light there’s no time for regret. Before day breaks, the sun sets. Leaves wither, yellowing in spring, they spiral dying before they feel sunshine. I can’t remember, I am already and always forgetting. […]

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. […]

Eulogy

She was very strange from an early age. She collected books and loved to organize and count them. Even when she was little the books she read were morbid. She used to ride her bike down the hills of the cemetery near her best friend’s house. They used to steal discarded flower arrangements from the […]