Nobody speaks of the woman so beautiful the sight of her brings tears to men’s eyes. Nobody speaks of her anymore; the woman with hair like the monsoon; her lips like ripe figs left too long on the vine. Nobody says a thing tonight of her walking the streets in red, a blur of a […]
The disaster they call love is the disaster I call you.
Wherever you lay your hat, that’s your home. Home is where the heart is. As long as you’ve got family, you’ve got a home. You’re always hearing things like that. As a child, you believe home is the place you go after you’re done with school. The place with the bed, and dinner, and mum. […]
A seed is where it all begins. An arm brushing past yours at a summer party. A look exchanged and then hurriedly denied across a room. The sillage of cologne that belonged to the man who was just here before you. How do you find him now? Put out a missed connection ad? Leave it […]
I don’t know what else to do So I am turning you into a poem I am here to remind you That is what you were made for The girl whose hands turned my blood to gold You are a poem I can no longer say out loud But inside inside me your name is […]
1. If you’re still checking their Twitter TL, Facebook or Instagram, you’re not over them. Truth. 2. Letting yourself be vulnerable with someone is incredibly frightening. And most times, completely worth it. 3. If someone treats you badly and you let them, you’re the abuser. Not them. 4. I am learning that shallowness, like depth […]
One word is candy. Many words is a meal. I believe that you always get back more than you give. That came to hold true once again a few weeks ago when I put out some of my favorite words and asked people on Twitter to tell me some of theirs. These were words we […]
She wears crimson like it was made just for her. The other women want their money back now But it’s fine. We’ll pay them with the million we got from the way you look today, baby.
It has never been as difficult as it is tonight to leave your side. I watch my heart stretch like pizza cheese, like chewing gum. One half lodged inside my chest and the other half stuck to a stray lock of your hair. It will not break; a muscle of steel. You are walking away […]
I did not know that the body created rainbows. Or that only two things could make it happen. Love and anger. The clutch and hold of a lover who squeezes the very breath from you. When you are crushed and pressed like a lily between paper sheets. By arms of tender steel. Hit and kissed, pulled […]