She wakes up cold, with honeybees in her ears singing an old lullaby. Advertisements
Golden haze brushes over the rooftops. The red brick steams in the morning air, evaporating the shade of night.
When the penny was discontinued, she sat on the carpet counting them for hours until I could taste the acidic steel in the air. She ran her fingerprint over the spine of the maple leaf, murmuring each date. She put them in piles that were counted over and over. Her hands started to shake, and […]
The smell of lilacs drowning in the bodies of bumblebees; those wings will beat in my mind for eternity, and nothing will ever be like it.
Waffles doused in thick rich chocolate gelato that pulled apart like summer in the silk of October leaves.
I slip away from the empty flower beds to the back of the church, dropping a couple of crumpled white roses speckled with red blood.
Go where the birds glide under the ocean waves, they are hidden in fish bodies, missing their feathers— their means for flight. They traded them for scales when a slimy frog told them it was right; the deep blue sea was the new place to be over the wide blue sky.