Lights in the Darkness

“Alright, you can open your eyes now!” As I moved my hands from my face, the continued darkness surprised me. I couldn’t see anything in front of me, and my young mind worried that something had gone wrong. Slowly, though, my eyes adjusted to the darkness, and I began to make out the shapes of […]

Thursday, After Work

As the 5 pm bell rang out, Connery felt the usual giddiness swell in his chest and nearly jumped out of his seat. The work day was over, and it was time to go home and partake in his favorite activity of the week: responding to the newest article from James Douvahk with the criticism […]

Long Since Forgotten

Mary held the pillowcase in her hands, the washing machine left waiting with mouth open, and for the first time counted exactly how many stains she held left in the old gray fabric with her tears.

Plains of Purple

Plains of purple and of redThey tint my wand’ring eyesBreezes cause the steel to dance‘Neath heavy orange skies I take soft steps through needles tallAnd search for treasures lostThe plastic rabbits dance in placeA sign of greater cost These foreign lands are now my homeMy place of birth long goneAnd so I wander these great […]

Holiday for the Worker

I’m waiting for a bus that won’t be here for another five minutes, if it decides to be on time for once. The cold December wind makes snaps at my hands and upper-cheeks, the only skin I’ve left exposed. Another day of work done, the sun has made its way home as well. My headphones […]

That Poor Old Town

That poor old townWhere main street runs from start to endAnd red brick frames your travel’s bendWhere evening swirls with neon lightAnd brake lights tint the starry nightWhere center square holds summer greenAnd winter’s snow is also seenWhere storefront signs, painted by handAnd awnings showcase local brands That poor old townWhere market stalls formed endless […]

Thursday’s Appointment

“So, tell me how this last week went.” “I suppose it went alright, I guess. I don’t have too much to talk about, I honestly felt in the same funk as usual, but I went to work and did my best.” “Do you feel like those feelings have gotten lighter since we started?” “They come […]