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Mermaid

I couldn’t breathe underwater and I felt bitter about sleep. I jumped into the green and found myself at the bottom of the sea. I wanted to sit and reflect […]
Mermaid

Disbeliever

The earth was fallen. We could not be rescued, but he knew trust was the seed of evil, whispering in men’s ears promises of comfort. I lay under the stars […]
Disbeliever

Flicker

You light a candle and it reminds me of the kind of sunlight we found tragic, like fire scorching the trees and the blood of sunsets. Our wine spills red […]
Flicker

Forest Fire

Irresistible, the sun shines through the trees. With her heart pounding, she reached out and tried to touch the light. Blazing, a cascade of candlelight and such a deep gold, […]
Forest Fire

Purify

She was falling drinking all the time, so eager to drown her misery. The tragedy of Ophelia, again, floating with flowers and dead leaves in her hair. The water, perfumed […]
Purify

Fatigue

She’d wait until dark, her saints and angels to guide her. She thought again of the fire and magics nestled in pillows. With a sigh, she longed for sleep or […]
Fatigue

Optimism

Outcast and lonely, she seemed to enjoy the cold. Her eyes closed beside warm fires, sleeping soft and beautiful. The night became morning with obscure references for hope.
Optimism

Jailbreak

At the end of the shadows, looking for an escape, she peered out of herself and whispered, “Is this a prison?”
Jailbreak

Birthright

She said, “you should have never been born.” I heard, “you have been alive, now go to hell and be gone.” I slept on this, that night. For love and loss, I […]
Birthright

Seasickness

You can laugh when you’re perfectly still. The rain seemed to die. In the light of the moon, I felt an emptiness and I melted into an ocean of water, […]
Seasickness

Lucid

Oh, so disturbing, these clothes soiled with brilliance. I had been lost like an excuse. Take me in your arms. I’ve been sleeping in the cemetery, searching the attics for […]
Lucid

Exorcism

Gradually, the demands lessened. Content in the darkness, I opened my heart. My eyes heavy, I could no longer feel him.
Exorcism

Cigar Box

He is careful of us, next to each other, overexposed in sheets. Our bodies touching and visible between tongues of flame. With an anguished expression, we intended to burn.
Cigar Box

Haunted Houses

I’m afraid of smiles like drugs and red roses. I’m afraid of hand-me-downs, laundered with love, and worn white carpets. I’m afraid of beautiful memories, rusted and broken. I’m afraid […]
Haunted Houses

Shiver

Uncomfortably cold, she didn’t sleep. She was on her knees, beside the fireplace. The bright warmth of fire and stars made her want to cry. Burning, she shuddered. The heat […]
Shiver