He came in swinging wildly.  I ducked the first punch and side-stepped the second.  The bare knuckle of his hammer found it’s mark on the third swing, right into my ribs. A gasp of air escaped my lungs. All sides of the box were lined with faces, packed side by side, three and four rows deep, […]

Fast flicking fingers catch the attention with gaudy flirtation, leaving the streets littered with cards.  “Boom.” The canon and bass bounced from the deck of the ship carrying the muffled voices of the show siren through the crowd.  Light from the Luxor’s capstone shown straight into the nighttime sky.   Luminescent bulbs flood the streets […]

“The Before” is just as good as “the After.” But “the Before” is all for “the After.” And “the Before” doesn’t exist if I can’t have “the After.” Following after her lines, tracing my fingertips across her shoulders, my hands move down her back before her thighs. And the kissing of her neck, then shoulders, and […]

Tasting it on the air. Smelling it on the wind. I see it in her eyes. Escaping from her skin. Filling me up. Red rising level. Her neckline flush. Her hair disheveled. Her hand glides. The bloodlust overtaking me. I close my eyes. The scent saturating the olfactory. Holding me in position. I hear the […]

  He looked out on the office floor observing the activity.  All busy bees buzzing about the interior office space, carrying laptops and notepads. Each one moving along, busy building the hive.  Each one following trails and cubicled caverns leading to different work; interlocked and shared between; exchanging vectors inside booked conference rooms as each […]

Hips swaying back and forth, Methodically and seductively, One foot replacing the other. Slide and twist. Humming soulful renditions, Depicting a rendezvous. No words,  “Shhhh.” No movement,  a felt embrace. This is where I meet her, When I close my eyes. Jonesin’ for a rendezvous. Sharing a sunset over the beach. A place outside of the […]

The Shade of night slowly creeps down the pane of dusk’s horizon. It’s pink membrane permeated by black ink. The air tumbles over the sill, onto the floor, starry and warm, providing lift. Spiraling. Floating. Up on the currents. Moving further out. I’m free! I’m free. I’m… free… by malakhai jones img src:  http://41.media.tumblr.com/75b3903f839edea78aeb41e22fb23830/tumblr_mxi334EiwW1rzpqxxo1_1280.jpg

An inland lagoon of deep purple. Greeted on all but one side by the soft earth of cavern floors. Currents solemnly migrating under the silver gaze of the moon. Serenity produces a song of silence, with the occasional improvisation of the waters outside. Candles religiously congregate within the cavern. Their lights flicker with a dedicated […]

Looking in her eyes, he cupped her face between his hands, “I wish you would stay.” He searched her face for mutual entreaty. “I can’t.” She replied. “We’ve talked about this enough already.” Sometimes, it’s easier to give yourself to everyone rather than a singular someone. The intimacy of one can at times be too […]