The Dog Stars

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller My rating: 5 of 5 stars It is not often that one can read Science Fiction/Dystopian Fiction as poetry - this book goes there. Peter Heller has us landing directly in the middle of the main character's head, almost like a VR set that brings you into a world [...]

The moment before the drop

The moment before the drop

The anticipation had built for hours: I am on my way to get dropped off of an airplane. It is said (if not by someone else, then I'll just make this up right now) that we discover the most intimate depths of ourselves in the moments we get closer to our uncharted territory; to our [...]

Fruit

You sound like the softest velvet plum Vinegary As in I crave the tanginess between my lips. If people have a taste you’re red wine Crisp and all-encompassing Paired well with my all my sides.

To all the boys who have made me feel stupid before

While my heart isn't the playground where you used to tease and be mean to the girl you liked, let me borrow it as a metaphor. My heart is the chains connecting the swings to the wooden posts; it is the wooden posts themselves, proudly standing like flagpoles and as firm as life itself, taking [...]

Ache

To feel things so deeply I wonder if everyone else is blind when they don't see all the magic