Chapters

9-20-17

I wish I could have told you not to worry. That it wasn’t necessary. To trust in the moon and count the stars until you fall asleep, because on the other side there is safety and warmth. That every breath and tear and scream into a pillow was taking you one step closer to the next page. I know you didn’t think it would end, that chapter of endless hurt. That prolonged, medically sustained night. But here we are, and you, on the other side, a bright and shiny thing. 

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Chapters

Floorplans

12-9-15
I want to know what goes on inside of you. The cracks in your bones and the faulty brags of your heart. I want to know your saddest sadness and your most joyful joy. I want to know your pain and your fear. I want to tuck myself into you every night, and know the floor plan of your being well enough that I don’t need to turn on the lights to navigate the space between your arms and the kitchen.

Floorplans

Questions for The New Year

12-30-16
How do I wrap my legs around you,
so that you don’t slip away
in the milliseconds between today and
tomorrow?
What if I fill you with champagne,
and spill it on the floor
and use the good towels to dry up
the tile?
Who do you see when you wake up,
at 3:20 in the morning
for a break from dreaming,
next to you?
Where can I keep you safe,
from the dangers of living
and the inevitable awkward fumbles
of me?
When will I find you,
soft in the morning
of a breath-of-fresh-air
New Year?

Questions for The New Year