A slow evening. Watching the planes overhead, Break the deep purple, Break the zen. I became enthralled, By the things she said, “Hello, How are you?” So enraptured. A soul, so beautiful, Her heart, so gifted, My heart was, unknowingly, Captured. Even if it’s only a romance, Watching her smile, That’s all in my head. […]

Bordello Blues. Her stiletto heeled strut, leaning from side to side as she approached center stage. Twisting and gyrating, her body going through the motions. Viewing the distance in her eyes, it was easy to tell that her thoughts were far, far away tonight. Hounded applause gripped the stage with sweaty hands and folded currency—all […]

Four chairs. One plate, One fork. Two chairs. One napkin, One filled glass. One chair. A microwave meat pie. Camping out across the table, is the noisy white conversation, of too many red lettered bills and junk mail. The TV, slightly out of frame with a dark, blank screen, chattering away into the background. He […]

She laid her head on her grandmother’s hand and cried. “Gammaw, I don’t want you to die.”  Tears streamed down her face. “I will miss you too baby.  It’s best that we all have to go at some point.  The heart has only so much love in it.  If we all stayed around and never […]

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, […]

The day, sitting just over my shoulder, was a sunny and hot one. Fuzzy and out of focus, a background of greens, yellows, blues, and browns blotted the canvas.  The leaves, on a nearby bush, bobbed on the hot air, left to right – resisting the push, their necks genuflected involuntarily. I wiped the sweat from […]

He said, I am ghost, A shell of myself. Hug and hold my emotions With no place to lay my head. She said, We are ghosts, Attempting the kiss, Lacking the substance of an embrace, We pass through one another. We appear as shades. Shadows of our former selves, Thrown about by hurricane winds. Pushed […]

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 […]

I had a friend who preferred her imagination to the dullness of life.  She climbed into the trees and parted the leaves.  She ran away and climbed up and away into her dreams.  Only to descend from her tree house for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; whereupon finishing, she promptly climbed the ladder back into the […]

Shadows fell across the evening hours. Unpacked boxes lay around the room. Dancing to the music, They held each other close, Slowly spinning around the floor, Their eyes searching for one another. He said to her, “Lemme be your long distance, love interest.” What can never be, But nonetheless almost was, That tingling feeling in […]