Her lips pucker up like a sour raspberry. She is sucking on cherries. She spits their oiled seeds into the dry dirt. Grinning with wild teeth, she chews. Spits. Chews, spits. Her tongue licks the salt off her red lips, and her soft brown eyes are glazed. “Becky—” She falls to the Earth and curls […]
White fur bright like a surrender, she scrapes at icy snow, peeling iridescent diamonds from the Earth.
Skin as tough as salted pavement, attracting the tongues of wobbly deers. Honey, watch out for the beast that leers in saltless city streets— for he only craves the tasteless.
Should I move into this space? It is dark and dripping. He pulls my hand. The lights flash yellow and red against my eyes. They shine on the clear drips of water, turning them into pools of colour. My boots bounce off the silence of the cement floors. Am I meant to be here? Someone […]
There is a place in my mind where the butterflies beat; slick brain fog drips from wings that are stifled and wet. Unfolding, they stretch against my eyes for a way out.
Purple flowers come out of the green on either side of the dusty, narrow path. I stop, heaving a sigh, wiping sweat from my forehead, only to feel granules of dirt smear across my skin. They leave a stinging sensation—dirt, sweat, and a peeling sunburn. I close my eyes against the heat, and breathe in […]
I wake and the world is already bright, soaking itself in around me. I stretch my calves against the sheets and clench my duvet in my fingers, as the morning sun stretches in through the window. His back raises and falls with sleeping breaths. I trace the smooth skin, and press my forehead to it. […]