Monthly Archives: August 2020

The Whole

Splitting post… One side sun, the other side none, each side a part of the whole where there are two sides in total. One side warmth on her face, the other side nary a trace, each side of her face … Continue reading

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Cats of My Heart

This is, quite simply, my ode to four of the girl cats who graced my life. These four were special to me. The ache in my heart says so. Why all girls? The bond. The male cats I’ve had were … Continue reading

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Cover Me

We may be. One night you’ll cover me. It’s a vision, us, a fountain flowing, moonlight glowing. A gentle caress, a sizzling touch riding a wave, your pulse within me. A heart, my heart, you mending before I know I’m … Continue reading

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Identities

We’re undercover operatives in life’s hide and seek clinging to the truth of who we are, but fearing should we speak. Having to justify our existence should we stray from the line, fearful that what other operatives see is our … Continue reading

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Emotional Contrast

Sometimes, when I least expect it, I’m struck by an aspect of writing I’ve long taken for granted. In this case, it’s what I’ll call emotional contrast. I often set humor beside sadness, for instance, so as to play one … Continue reading

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Her Life

She felt it all, each gentle current and buffeting wind, for she was in a fragile place while dying. There was the raging storm outside, it assailed with its fists. There was the dysphoric storm inside, it clawed at her … Continue reading

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In Memory

In that moment so brief in our lives my heart thawed because you found my light. I wanted to embrace you, but darkness fell and we passed out of sight. New paths carried us in opposing directions, taking us farther … Continue reading

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How I Found Time

I’m at the doorstep of five months in lockdown. That’s five months in isolation given I live as alone as it’s possible to be. Time, though, I’ve had tons of time. No partner, children, or job. My editing hours should … Continue reading

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WHY?

Time, ticking. Lives slipping away. It’d been building for some time. Deep inside were the cries. She’d had enough. The questions she had were despised. Why? There was no answer. There could be NO answer. Why couldn’t we respect one … Continue reading

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Holding Hope

Who was she that she should harbor possibilities? Why should she possess the hope others couldn’t see? Maybe, if she recorded her heart, set down her tales, maybe, it could be, what flowed from within would fill other hearts. What … Continue reading

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