You thought you had killed me. You waited till the vultures came.   I watched your shoulders disappear into the heat haze. I once thought those shoulders would protect me from anything.   It took me a long time to crawl out of where you had left me. My chest, arms, belly, thighs, knees scraped raw. Occasionally one of the deeper wounds on my belly … Continue reading 18/24


He had a knack for breaking things. She rocked on the toilet floor with trembling hands Trying to tape the smashed pieces of her mix cassette together.   She inserted it into her walkman and tried to press play. Didn’t work. She took a knife and tightened the screws And tried again. Her body sagged in relief, she finally sobbed into her chest.   Born … Continue reading 9/24