At the great gates of the floor A bottled up savior left you Left with a feeling of uncertainty Your porcelain airbag is the only friend you’ll have tonight Ceilings turning, your head is burning Can’t change now, wish you could change then You would have never put your trust in that glass parade You […]
If anyone is to blame, it’s me. I’m the one who lit the fireworks that evening in July, when the grassy earth slept silent and still under the stars, awaiting celebration. We split the night with a fiery crack, and raindrops of red and gold fell sparkling, sizzling over the neighborhood. Soon more rockets went […]
The back of my head slapped the concrete roof as I stared at the massive stars that played against me in a staring contest. The blaring of car horns dwelled beneath my feet, the sound of people chattering on about their lives and various adventures became a faint whisper. I stared at the moon and […]
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Nostalgia You’re twenty-two standing in the kitchen eating cereal, brewing coffee, listening to music. You’re just standing there thinking. The tile floor is cold under your feet. And suddenly, you just don’t feel at home in your skin, in your house, you just want to go home. But Mom’s doesn’t feel […]
A Yellow August by Saron Williamson My thoughts swim in a yellow sun-tinted sea, good-morning new and happy because you are with me. Our joys pop like warm lemon slices in summer when we are at our happiest. Life is slow like traffic when the yellow light flashes. We spread butter on white […]