Thursday, November 23, 2017

All Torn Up



It's not that the letters I wrote you were difficult to send or even that you weren't there to receive them anymore. Just that the words still don't come out right and stamps are too expensive to be worth a damn anymore. 

Anyway, how are you today, Hun?

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Your Epitaph will be Something Like This



Our relationship was like a graveyard and it's keeper(s). We were not there for each other, but rather for the previous loved ones we were forced to part ways with. We shared pain like a sundae and bonded over sorrow and that's no way to fill a soul up fully - no way to heal a broken heart.

We were keepers and our relationship was just another graveyard in memory of soldiers who's bodies simply could not be found. 

Monday, November 20, 2017

A Toast to That November




I remember the winter we were getting ready to move, how we spent our late nights at Starbucks drinking coffee I should have been too young for and eating sweets we did not need. The weather was colder than it should have been and our hearts jumped with joy as we got closer to the big day, but all those coffee shop strangers that became friends, or even family, I wonder how they're all doing today. 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Calling all Friends


Strawberry, sing to me about ice cream and chocolate, tell me that our love is better than anything you've ever tried.

Pineapple, remind me that you aren't all poisonous, that you can be sweet sometimes too. Show me that the spikes are supposed to protect those of us in your heart not to purge us.

Stringbean, let me know you're alright where you are, that things are looking up, or at least that you have not yet forgotten about me.

Artist, paint your world out for me, let me see where you are so I can map the quickest road to you.

Leprechaun, share your luck and spread your wealth among us, please.

Someone do something.

Anything.

So I'm not so alone. 

A Reason to Worry


May I ask you something? Chances are you won't want to answer, please, just give it a shot, okay? So here it goes, are you ready? (- that there, that's the question!) You are stunning. In every sense of the word. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

For My Next Door Neighbor


It's been too long since you've come over just for coffee and a little bit of a conversation. I know you're still trying to get over the pains of this past year, but I've gotten better at coffee making since I got the new job and I think we could both use a friend to talk to as the winter settles in. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Jovial Justifications


You brought so many dull moments to life in ways I never expected. I only wish you weren't always the one hiding behind the camera so I had something proper to burn when we move on. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Going to the Queen's Ball


There's no harm in dressing up or being confident in what you are doing just to get through the day or to enjoy the little things just a bit more. 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

The Twist of her Pigtails


Remember when they told you to be careful what you wish for? It's doubly true when love is involved. 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

What's in a Name, Anyway?


I cut my hair to look like yours did when we first met. It's different in some ways, but nobody noticed because I live somewhere new where your name just doesn't carry the same kind of weight.