3J’s A cry in the sky. Above, gnarly brown fingers – Three blue jays, perched high.
RESPITE A morning’s surprise – A thin sheen of dewy grass. Faint hint of a thaw.
PHONY Always smiling, sweet. Kind, saccharin voice – masking, Malcontent, discord.
WHITE FLAG Distracted today. Disorganized, common theme. Dishevelled I am.
SHAME Majestic creatures, Noble, gentle, so loving. Will we let you die?
BELIEVE Pale light, greeting me. Dark, cold but with a promise, Of a warmth to come.
He said he knew you, immediately, when he first learned my address. An adolescent game of spin the bottle was recounted – cute, innocent. I thought nothing of it until he mentioned you again six months later. Had he forgotten our earlier conversation? There were stars in his eyes, happy memories. You barely remembered him.Continue reading “My Neighbor’s Crush”
INSOMNIA The bark of a dog. Trees, groaning in the fierce wind. Music from wind chimes.
He made me uncomfortable from the very beginning. Our first meeting on a hectic Monday morning set the tone. “You wanted a hazelnut coffee?” “Uh no, I asked for vanilla.” “Vanilla with just sugar?” “No actually, vanilla with just cream.” “Okey dokey. I hope your day gets better.” Wait, what? Our next meeting was asContinue reading “Microfiction Monday! “Weird Coffee Guy””
SENTINALS Dusk on a dirt road. Bare trees, red hue, poised upward. Avenging angels.