Today

A normal person would have gone home and hugged their loved one. A normal person would have texted a friend or had an extended conversation on Messenger ending with multiple smiley faces and little hearts made out of inequality symbols and threes. A normal person would have gone to the pub and waved their arms…

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Dear Friend

The top 5 things I wish I could say to you (in order of importance): “I hate your husband.” Seriously, the guy is the most boring and self absorbed asshole on the planet. I have literally never met another person who was so awful at carrying on a basic conversation. He never listens. He doesn’t…

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Novus Ordo Seclorum

 Darkness and an eerie still governed the fringes of Ingolstadt, Bavaria on the night of April 30, 1776 and nothing was as usual. Portentous clouds sat low and concealed the stars so they couldn’t bestow their usual light. A strange sickness had poisoned the moon and made it blood red so it had no usual…

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Wilder Mind

“In the place that’s safe from harm, I had been blessed with a wilder mind” – Mumford and Sons Dear Younger Heart, I remember you well. I’m reluctant to write this letter because in it I will come to terms with losing you, and no strength of poet nor rhythm of song will bring you…

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Don’t Leave

I act like I have it all together, but you know I’m full of shit. My version of “having it all together” basically means I’m alone. All of the time. I accomplish what looks good in the version of perfection I pretend to care about. But really all I have is worthless if I don’t…

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Everybody Loses

The thing about the human heart (the emotional center, not the organ) is that it is infinite in its depth. When you feel as though you have nothing left to give, it’s simply not true.   You may feel hurt, robbed, or exhausted, but in time you heal. You can dig deeper, and there is no…

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Wildfire

          He was like wildfire. He was incredible and blazing and fierce and gone in an instant. In a world of people with faraway eyes his shone with an inner inferno I’ll always remember. I didn’t want or choose to be taken in by him, but once he was near me I had no…

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Lanky

  It is no secret that I like tall, skinny men. It’s not something I immediately associate with sex. In my most carnal of fantasies, I don’t paint an Abraham-Lincoln silhouette approaching me with questionable intention.Yet still, in reality, in the ebb and flow of a relatively painful and exhausting day-to-day, I gravitate towards this…

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Supposed To Be

  I hate the idea that we’re supposed to do certain things with our lives. We’re supposed to be certain people, say certain things, get certain jobs, and be with certain people. It’s not usually said aloud, it’s just…there. That idea of Supposed To Be. Where did it come from? As she lies in the…

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Too Much

    Letter to the cool guy I met at Tania’s house party. I don’t know if you recall, but you began the conversation telling me about your trip to Panama City with two friends. I could smell the desperation over your Axe Pheonix cologne. I spent a moment wondering if you actually filled a…

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