Tenderness

Hey, lover, what's killing you today? Remember when you came to me as winged predictions, a card on a spread, sweet hope and dread? I do. When the fire goes out of your lungs, is it still me they water your lips with? Hey, lover, the sky is bathing. The light pulses through clouds and [...]

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Signs

Page 1. Vanity. "How does it feel, being young?" Smoking menthols beside a column outside work, I glanced at my reflection on a tinted establishment and wondered if I did the black knitted zip-up draped haphazardly around my shoulders justice. It's 2013 and the rain just started pouring. If anything, the aviators I wore made [...]

Maybe we sleep

Maybe fulfillment, however fleeting, trumps the state of brooding & hollow I've come to call home. Maybe it pays to dream. Maybe slingshots, maybe gunfire, finality, and breakage discredits our faith. Maybe picketfence embraces and worrying about someone won't hurt as much in the long run. Maybe fear is fear and is poisonous when left unchecked. Maybe [...]

What are we to the gallows?

“We all need to look into the dark side of our nature – that’s where the energy is, the passion. People are afraid of that because it holds pieces of us we’re busy denying.” – Sue Grafton I. In a parallel world, the sun humanbathes. I walk the streets of Ayala at night and see festive [...]