black hole picture from NASA

black hole

the promise of silence on a Sunday morn slips out of her hands faster than light being sucked into a black hole she careens with comets dodging the daily asteroids slinging themselves into her path distant voices echo and raise loudly disturbing any inner peace she may seek to find and the aliens don’t forget…

Target

Going Up or Going Down

About four months ago, I walked into my boss’s office and gave her an impassioned plea about where our office stood and where it needed to go. It must have been effective as she told me to just go and do what I needed to do. So here I stand today with an office composed of…

Embers

Enflamed

At some point, the fire burned so bright and angry inside it seared all that was good, soft, and living inside of her. Hard charcoal embers flicked with fire and sparks ever-oscillating between red, gray, orange, and white. Smoke heaved and billowed from within as soot and ashes settled like snowflakes laying the framework for the ensuing…

"Half for You" by ilyn is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Never Meant to Be

When she was in kindergarten, she was deeply in love with Sam (according to her mom). In fact, she loved him so much, she chased him around the playground one day and scratched him up with her nails. She has some vague recollection of being traumatized by a principal, but really can’t recall the details. When she was in 4th grade, she…