My Brain, My Lobster

Dear Amy, How can I say this so that you’ll understand? I know you love a seafood feast. Allow me to inform you that I have become the lobster on your plate. But I was glowing orange once. Fiery bright and fresh. I’ve darkened and I’ve stilled here, not with a quiet contemplation but a … Continue reading

Hey Mr. Valentine, I’ve Got a Secret For You

Hey there, Mr. Valentine. I’ve got a secret for you. This year you just might get lucky. I know I’ve held out before but lately you’ve been looking mighty fine to me. It’s not set in stone and it won’t last forever, but right now I’m craving whatever it is that you’ve been cooking. I … Continue reading

Baby, Don’t Be Blue. Be Bloom.

 So you’re feeling blue, you say. Not the kind that science proves, but just a little worse for wear? Don’t you worry, we’ve all been low before. Another once said to me Hey girl, don’t be blue. Instead be bloom. Life’s stronger than it seems, you know. So you’re feeling low, you say. Take a … Continue reading

I Will Stare At You.

I will stare at you. Yes. I will. It’s a problem that I have. I stare. But it’s not that I’m judging you. It’s more that I want to throw you down and have my way with you. (Don’t worry. I very likely won’t, unless you have expressly given me your permission to do so.) … Continue reading

I Loved You Like a Hurricane. You Loved Me Like The Paperboy

I loved you like a hurricane. It faded into spring. You loved me like the paper boy. You’d come every morning, rain or shine, then away from my doorstep you’d ride. Most often you would leave behind only bad news bears and tales of destruction, and the skimpy help-wanted ads. But I could never get … Continue reading