Sex is not forgiveness Sex is not hope for the spring of a new kinship or the winter of a dwindling one Sex does not replace emotion Sex alone does not satisfy Sex does not reconnect what has been torn apart by sex Sex can’t transform someone you love Sex isn’t a replacement for love […]

Today I showed up. I don’t show up every day. Some days I have the capacity to show up but my body and soul revert against me. Other days I have every intention to show up but forget to leave everything else behind, forget it takes work, forget it requires blood. The other day I […]

Richard handed me a jar as to say, make yourself useful. I’m pretty sure that’s exactly what he said, “make yourself useful,” no he said, “please help out,” they’re the same to me. Everyone before me churned at the lid with lilting force. One woman gnawed on the corner of its opening like a dog […]

I grabbed your soft essence and stroked it to full length. The motions were succinct and yet exactly what I wanted to say. Did you listen? Because I won’t have the courage to tell you ever again. “I miss you,” I said seductively. I missed you in ways I didn’t know were possible to get […]

My efforts are meek. They represent the chasm between victim and vulnerable. Give me rest. I don’t know how much further I can go. So I sit and suffer, I try and triumph, but I can’t keep the rhythm. Sit and Suffer. Try and Triumph. Sit and Suffer. Try and Suffer. Sit. Sit. Sit. I […]