Monthly Archives: July 2015

Static

She’s tuning out
the quiet of the world
with earphones
that throw echoes
of raucous harmonies
to a brain that sorely needs
something on which to focus.

She’s tuning out
the hollow in her core
with water
made even colder
by the curiously strong mints
she’s been chewing
to rid the bad taste
from her mouth.

She’s tuning out.

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Instinct

I have a tendency to mourn
well before the loss is real.
I feel the quiet hollow
before the space is empty.
Whether it’s that I’m finally listening
to my gut after all these years
or it’s some kind of intuition,
I can feel it —
that subtle shift
of molecules in the air
that signals something old leaving,
something new about to arrive.
I breathe in deeply
and feel full for a moment
just before the long and lonely exhale.

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Perfect on Paper

I told myself
that I realized it
around the same time
my coffee
had grown cold.
That I’d given the man
a fair chance —
nearly an hour
of nice conversation.

But forgive me —
the truth is that I knew
from the moment
we hugged hello
that I would not stay
to drink a second cup.

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