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 […]
Soaked petals blow in the fan; one petal moves, one petal falls, curved green leaves ache their spines. Glass shatters—streaks along the floor, I grind my knees in it, I stay quiet, I watch the feet. Tick tock, the heels stab the floor, bony fingers, black-haired knuckles grasp thighs, I am tickled with tulle and […]
Melodic wind sings to her from the edge of a pine soaked street of trees, but her dying glimmer is a ripple on the aching leaves, so they wait in cold contemplation bathing for hours in the milky liquid of the moon.
I make my way across the grass, and my golden coated dog wags her tail against my leg. I am barefoot, not going anywhere, and the light is just the perfect warmth. Purple flowers are scattered over the lawn like grape gumdrops. I lie in them and Sunflower joins me with a contented sigh. “Look!” […]