Lemon Tea

I wondered how close the fire when I walked into the haze, at first. Skies are pasted with a light frosting; the promised sun diffused. Friendship is casual and honest with a slice of lemon that compensates. Power is sought to refrain from habit; weakened and subdued. A quiet mind drifts on melody that slips …

Into The Night

‘OPEN’ flickered in the wet fog that saturated everything. 24/7 meant the pills would be left at the counter. He had meant to get there much sooner but the day did not cooperate. Bright lights burn on white floors and wooden signs are painted where slaves offer their souls. There are only babies here, begging …

The Butler

It was only about three drags of a smoke to the bus stop. He sat with his tattered belongings pulled against his scrawny legs; folded like an accordion against his chest. The deep blue sky would swallow him someday soon. Even after so many years, he could not find the words and found it best …

Grasping At Truth

Just one more twitch and his trembling hand would choke her. A neck, unshaven, catches on the collar and he loosens his grip, tugging at the material, scratching. Life is not supposed to go this way. How can they not see? Sharp memories point to shadows where limbs once draped like molten flesh and bruised chardonnay. …

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