Perfect Stranger

Sarah Abiya writes short stories; not all the time, but sometimes. She told me this when we were flying. Academic papers aren’t her cup of tea, but sometimes, she says, life plays such conspicuous games that we can’t help but smile and write them down. But I didn’t learn that her first name was Sarah […]

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Loving you is just confusing.  I am confounded by what you have become to me. See, I thought affection was a chore. Somewhere along the way, my heart learned to believe that love was like one person straining to do the work of two, back aching from constantly carrying the weight of someone else’s regret, […]

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A stranger approaches… It was in a field, as a matter of fact; purposeful strides. Forests of sky and oceans of wheat before us, sunflowers dotting the landscape, her heartbeats humming electric around the yellow petal edges. What will become of us? The sun in her smile and flowers in her hair… Time to break […]

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[ “Give me a wildness whose glance no civilization can endure…” -Henry David Thoreau ] There is something in me of savagery. I feel it, gripping in my chest, caught in my throat, A cold wind whispering on my shoulders sending chills down my back like streaks on cheekbones of black sap and ash. I […]

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The Lake House, pt. 1

One oar dips in, then the other. long pull, move forward. Day one of seven-day getaway. Earlier, sunlight at rakish angle, your dazzling, your shimmer, reflecting in the mirror where we both stand, hair messy and bare abdomen. Then, we prepare – a flurry of activity, as adventure cuts through the glassy stillness of morning. […]

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Make Love Poems! – Live Poetry Event, Feb 25th

#allwedoismakelovepoems Single admission – $15 Couples discount – 2 tickets for $20 ALSO AVAILABLE – Special “Date Night” package – 2 tickets for $80 The Date Night price includes two tickets and a romantic care package carefully crafted by a local caterer, including specialty chocolates, gourmet nibbles, and wine pairings from local vineyards. -Limited Availability- […]

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Makeshift Cosmos

Skin is the most beautiful barrier that I know of. On the coast of Belgium, I strip bare and let my dignity disperse with the wind. I taste freedom, ether dribbling down chin. I let my bare feet splay like cats claws on the beach. Always, I am full to the brim with the inheritance of my […]

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Location, Location, Location

I am only just now discovering my taxonomic location my niche in this slithering, cryptic existence filled with birdsong, neil young, and full, firm lips. but even the small uncoverings of the past 13 months are suspect. I suspect that they are not the product of sturdy reasoning, but merely true in the same way […]

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