Rain drips from the budding trees in a steady rythym, creating circular ripples on the surface of the puddles below. Squirrels dash across the lawn, seeking shelter in each tree. The wind ebbs and flows, and an old woman rocks and waits. Cars pass in a never-ending parade of errands and earning but the woman’sContinue reading “Rythym of Life”
Blood pounded in her ears as she reached the elevator and punched the call button repeatedly. It was all a fucking lie. The last three years of her life were nothing but a fucking lie. “Lisa!” “C’mon, c’mon,” she told the elevator, attempting to ignore his pursuit. “Lisa, wait!” “Fuck you, Brad!” She punched theContinue reading “Goodbye to the Lies”
They stood locked together in the rain, their warmth unpenetrated by the biting cold. Looking into each other’s eyes, they spoke their vows, as the wind carried their promises to the raging sea below. Their souls intertwined with one another, connecting them to both earth and heaven, forming roots and branches from words both spokenContinue reading “Forevermore”
Memories of him were lodged in her mind, like bits of shrapnel. Sometimes one would spontaneously work its way to the surface, leaving her bleeding and pained. She wished her trauma would stay buried deep within. Reliving the pain again and again was asking too much of her broken, fragile heart.
The winding, dusty roads stretched out before her, as she stood wracked with indecision. It was fully dark and she would be expected at home. The familiar road beckoned with welcoming warmth and comfort, but the other road… She felt his heart calling through the trees, like a physical tether drawing them closer and closer.Continue reading “Roads”
Papa always told her she was powerful. “Watch, Nikki,” he said, pointing at the sky, “Stare at that cloud and wish it away… Keep staring. It will disappear.” “Papa! The cloud is breaking apart!! I did it, Papa. I did it!” “Yes, Little One, you did… And now you know how powerfulContinue reading “Finding Power”
“Heart’s Helpline. Yooooouuuuuu’vvvvveee got heart!” “Hi, Heart. This is Joel and I’m looking for love.” “Ok. So, Joel, why do you think you’re having trouble finding it?” “Well, I’m a little shy.” “Shy isn’t an answer, Joel, and frankly, doesn’t make sense, since you called a radio show.” “But I am.” “Ok. Let’s assume yourContinue reading “Heart’s Helpline”
I keep my self-hatred in a box, along with my biggest fears: rejection, expulsion and my complete detestability. Maybe someday I’ll stop opening the box… But apparently, today is not that day.
In a moment, I lived a lifetime. Our lifetime… All the things we did and all the things we were together. In a moment, I yearned for you, even as I held your hand. I needed you… But you were slipping away. In a moment, I prayed for mercy. I begged for your life. IContinue reading “Just a Moment’s Life”