its friday_i'm in love {21.11}

walk with me  somewhere not here   look outward over any horizon even, a cityscape is fine   your pleasant pause allows me think space   i love that  i [needed] that   it feels safe here—held...

posing a threat

standing at the edge of their driveway he threatened to take her kids in his "loving" attempt to help—   over my dead body, she breathed within what had become her— her thinned, stressed, less than 120 lbs., 5'6" frame   while...

its friday_i'm in love {21.10}

  he really did a number on you he said— but you gotta let it go   he explain— or you're never gonna fly   you're never gonna ever have it, again—   he didn't say—   but she knew he wanted to say  ...

canonical hours

breathing sunshine   cool crisp and ramped   vespers   undoing the sense   of welcoming   nagging and curtly   following me about the room   challenging my every breathe   vaporous  ...

until morning she comes

  as he bullied  his way through her life and her somehow barely noticing   right up until the damage was done and the debris was cleared   he never really walking away and letting her be       free   ...

road trip, babies

it is time, a spontaneous little traveling is necessary. my father used to do it when i was tween. he would wake us, put my sister and i in the car in the earliest morning hours; mom would have the van packed with food and beverage. the four of us...