Tennyson

‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.-Alfred Lord Tennyson For Truthful Tuesday, Di asked us to answer the following questions honestly: “Are you an only child or do you have siblings? Would you prefer to be the opposite to what you are?” First, my short answers: I have…

Space

While flying through the playground air, Tasha cried out from her swing, “I’m starving, so I’m going to Mars to get more candy bars!” “I’m going to Venus, because my mom got a book called ‘Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus,’ so I don’t want to go to Mars!” “Boys don’t go to…

Drink Me

I’llPour meAnotherOblivion Sip away the painAll your infidelitiesBleed out of my memoriesBye, reality ConsequencesDon’t matterMake meNumb GoAwayYou’re insaneLeave me alone I am on my ownLost your right to talk to meThere’s no more such thing as weWe’re single again Was it worth itBetrayalSecretsEnd SpillLiquidNumbing juiceI’ve lost my mind There are no more rulesEverything is upside-downI’ll…

Amtrak

Things I seeOn the San Joaquin:WashesTressesAlmond treesDate palmsAqueductsA sudden spinning breezeCement factoriesGhost townsKiller bees,MassiveUncheckedPoverty.Tract homesFlat roadsCoyote bonesMountains in the distanceVast desert skiesObsessively religious eyesHome.

Harry

“Hey,” I say to H, “Did you notice that that guy is wearing a wedding ring?” “Who cares? He’s just going to buy us a bunch of drinks, and then we’ll never see him again.” H and I have gone out dancing within walking distance of my apartment, and we’ve found a couple of men…