Austerity

    How do you continue to remain who you are after you lose everything that once defined you? After you have kept your hands open so long that everything you once held simply slips away? What are you left with after saying goodbye so many times over that you want never to say another…

Catharsis

  In its primordial avatar, the act of catharsis brought one release and relief. Purging, purifying, and expunging the unwanted. But I still want you. How then do I walk the line of fire and let myself emerge whole? You cannot leave because I won’t let you. So why write? Why bleed over the keyboard and…

Untie

Knots. Everywhere I go I see them, I feel them. I fumble with them; my fingers an angry jumble of thumbs. My love is a knot that cannot be undone. Like my intestines which churn each time I wait for the phone to ring. My veins are a labyrinth. Who knows where they begin and…

Chest

That is where I keep her. When we met she didn’t go for the jugular like others always did. She aimed for the chest and slipped through like butter. The chest is a safe. It is a cage in which we keep all that life depends on. Somehow, somehow hearts have found a way to…