When I was a kid - long before cable television, before video games, or DVDs, or the Internet - my friends and I played outside. All. Day. We'd leave home after breakfast, only coming home for lunch, then heading back out again until it was dark. We had bikes to ride, games to play, balls to … Continue reading Great escape
I exhaust my arsenal of survival strategies too soon. My spirit depleted, your clever ruses skew my sense of worthiness. Changing tactics, I keep to the shallows where my choices are clear. Accustom to playing your mind games and navigating your sins of omission, my last chance at victory is the uncomplicated truth. A secret … Continue reading Open water
Leaving behind the supernova that is you - overwhelming, exhausting - I’m burning alive in the wake of your eruptions. Distance my ally, a new beginning light years away, I seek shelter in the gloaming.