Good morning, I say. Ask how you are? You share a sorrowful story. My heart aches. You laugh. ... I wish you the sincerest of good nights. You shrug, say you’ll try. Sadness lingers on your words. I, reaching to comfort. You laugh. ... My pain, silly thoughts, frightened words hiding from sound’s crescendo, my … Continue reading The Joke
Confused gentle eyes yearn for an explanation. Motherly arms wrap around him cradling him into place, as lying whispers reassure him it will be okay. ... The solemn executioner takes his trusting arm, injecting the poison into his pulsing vein. ... Wanting to believe it’s a serum of renewal, she is shocked awake by his … Continue reading Mercy
I ate popcorn the other night while binge-watching a show on Netflix. Eating popcorn wouldn't usually stand out in my mind, but a popcorn kernel got lodged between my back two left molars. I felt it right when it happened. It forced itself through the tight space and nestled in for the evening. Or at … Continue reading Death by Popcorn Kernel
The sign lay in the grass proclaiming "Sidewalk Closed". I stood staring confusedly at the sign. You can't just proclaim something is closed if it doesn't exist. What gives you the right to enforce rules on something outside of your control? I walked past the sign each day for a week, unable to think about … Continue reading The Sign
It's interesting how we attach ourselves to certain things ("things" defined as a person, place or thing). Sometimes you sense it happening and sometimes it sneaks up on you. This week, my chickens looked up at me with 6 pairs of big brown eyes and asked me to take in an orphan baby mouse that … Continue reading It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Mouse!