“An agony. The exit like the entrance – but reversed. A palindrome: gut-tug.” Lorrie Moore I had my heart broken twice last year. One was your standard romantic affair, exploding like a landmine, and propelling me into a new reality I’m still struggling to recognise as my own. The other I saw coming, though it… Read More For Charlie (A Lingering Farewell)
I fell, you merely tripped A stumble of the heart. You went ahead, I fell behind Our paths began to part. I looked in front to catch you up But your were out of sight. Around a bend, beyond my reach A better view for you.
So apparently I’ve reached that point in my life where, when I catch up with friends, all anyone wants to ask me is whether I’m seeing someone. I’m not sure if it’s my clitoris or my heart that people are most concerned with, but either way they aren’t concerned with any other achievement in my… Read More To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before
Have you ever played the Worst Word game? You know, the one that usually results in a group of people gagging over ‘panties’ or ‘gusset’ or ‘discharge’? I know, I know – and I’m sorry for making you read that – but I have two more I want to add to the list: ‘always’ and… Read More The Worst Two Words You’ll Say To Me
If I really were in love I would notice so much more about her than I do. The way she laughs head back girly hand on knee. A hand that brushes her fringe aside reapplies lipstick after every wine. She pins her hair and repins her hair as she speaks as she… Read More Never Noticed…
I’ll sit amongst the trees today And watch their branches sway I’ll imagine that they’re fanning a breeze To set you on your way. I’ll lie upon the blades of grass And make angels in the earth I’ll wish that they could come to life To prove to me love’s worth. I’ll run along the… Read More As Dreams Take Flight
“Hold your hand up.” “Why?” “Just do it. Palm facing me.” I held my hand up as she asked. She pressed her hand against mine, aligning our fingers and wrists. “Do you feel that?” “What?” She pressed more firmly. “That.” Slowly I began to feel the gentle pulse of her blood and mine beating at… Read More A MOMENT