No more

No more monsters under the bed No more force-feeding broccoli at dinner No more lingering suspicions of why he worked late No more fresh flowers from the supermarket, no more pizza and movie nights No more hidden boxes of cookies or promises of ice cream if homework was done No more hockey games on TV or Saturday morning cartoons No […]

Shame

She looks in the mirror She doesn’t like what she sees Pretending to be strong and powerful She is often weak in the knees Old age’s shadow threatens, There is no experience to lack As she turns around There’s a long road at her back. The road isn’t flat It rises and falls And embedded within it The shame that […]

Betrayal

The knife itself is thin and sharp, Falsely delicate, bright and beautifully vicious. It’s wielder’s music the softest harp, His song not the slightest bit suspicious.   When stabbed I feel nothing until after the knife has been removed, And all I see is a pool of blood on the floor. Though the reasons for the wound will remain unproved, […]

Daisies

Zero Eight, Seventeen. Etched on his heart. He had to be there, by the walls overlooking the Bastions. He had to see her. A date set in fire and stone, so many years ago. He couldn’t miss it. Wouldn’t miss it. Scrounged up all of his pennies to buy a bouquet of flowers. White daisies: simple, beautiful. Walking as fast […]