Monthly Archives: October 2019

Silence: A Halloween Nightmare

Silence The silence surprises me— no more thumping from my chest— no more swooshing through my ears— the little gurgles of a living body are now absent and missed. The last light to enter these eyes was from cold clinical … Continue reading

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The Language of Touch

The Language of Touch Our fingers whisper— trace thin skin, sympathetic nerves, compassionate nails— a graceful discussion of analog thoughts. We’re watching something that I’m ignoring. Sitting by your side, not gazing into your eyes. I’d rather eavesdrop on our … Continue reading

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October Heatwave Haiku

Rusted leaves recoil Landing on scorching pavement October heatwave (The high temperature today was 98F/36C.)  

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