artificial sweetener

Artificial sweetener packets decorated the car’s floor-mats. Their wet shoes made them martyrs. A few sprinkles escaped, Separated and near change, Butterfly wings dried  And saved their disintegration   For the last trip home.  Some moments belong in paper-bags.  It’s all relative  To the drop off, stepping out, Putting rehearsal to use and knowing Lives whichContinue reading “artificial sweetener”

…just stay home

A language exchange, terses verbal onslaught, Translates An uncomfortable description: “Read.”  Curled toes bargain with the heartbeat, pace alone  Comforts the options  Diagnosed through an inquiry, anxiety insisted upon.  Begins the comparison  Against personal actions, to those performed By others.  ‘If this meant that…’ ‘I did this before…’ ‘It must mean that…’ Infant interactions, definedContinue reading “…just stay home”

Sad Person Qualifications

Top floor apartments shelter stair noises, no longer content belonging to levels, they die where brick and stucco meet the morning fog. But the hollow footsteps compete for space within the soundscape, challenging my neighbors, arguing in Spanish, deaf translations to my English trained brain, it’s the tone I recognize and door slams and whimpering,Continue reading “Sad Person Qualifications”

And Of Course She Ignores Your Dumbass

Design the question to Alleviate a cellphone twitch.  Distinguishing a text  From an email.  And I’ll never bother her  Again. Of course I lie, In operation of survival.  To make it hurt less.  Swallowing pride  And it tastes like cracked glass.  Reflection fractured, Compensation  For when I’m acting up.  Darling.  Darling.  Darling.  Repetition creates comfort, Continue reading “And Of Course She Ignores Your Dumbass”