It gets cold. Slowly. First a chill on the tip of the nose and a numb little toe. […]
Turkey on the table, smiles on the faces. Family together and music in the background. And here, now we gather to give thanks. But what is it, then, that we give thanks for? Turkey on the table, smiles on the faces, family together and music in the background. Peace and comfort. Food and drink. Family and neighbors. A slice of annual happiness that we try to conjure up with some sights, sounds, and smells.
They never see it coming. Because she was beautiful in every way, to those in her care. She […]
It looked like an old piece of paper, stuck to the bottom of the cardboard box in the […]
I’ve been accused of many things. I accuse myself of many things. I am a lost and uncontrollable creature that has missed the mark, missed the point, missed my opportunity, missed out on too much. But I am maybe a little too confident for such an admittedly lacking being. When I feel scratched by sackcloth and burned by the ashes. When it stings and smothers inside. When I fear I might be slipping into insanity. But yet emboldened to walk on. Even in confusion.
I have a weird and possibly unattainable desire. It has plagued me from childhood, I remember much a […]
She did not know why she was there. Totally uncomfortable, this is not how she wanted to spend […]
Same song on the radio when he left the driveway this morning. There it was again. A bold […]
Sometimes she lost her mind. Rinsing, chopping. Gathering stirring. What did all of it mean. Emotions that should […]
Pink flowers etched on to the couch. Faked a smile at the wilting flowers outside the window drenched […]