"You were something I had to survive. Sometimes I didn’t think I would"
The Pearl Trees
"The trees are in bloom and the leaves are thick with pearls like swollen berries. The branches hang heavy as hearts under their weight and I wonder what it would be like to swallow a pearl. "
I hungrily caressed the skin of your fruit, ignoring the nicks and bruises that should’ve warned me away.You were taut beneath my tongue if I closed my eyes, imagining how I wanted you to be.You fell apart in my mouth, mealy and unsatisfying, but I wanted more. Needed more. Desperately chewing until you made me … Continue reading Rotten Fruit
I am dissolvingSlowly at first,Bubbles so tiny you’d hardly noticeTiny circles clinging to the wall of the glassDecorative, even. Fashionable. The good kind of bubbles. They’re coming faster now, expanding and bursting in a frenzied feeding.Now they avert their eyes,Too much for comfort. For fashion.I am foaming, uncomfortable, spilling over and leaving a sticky residue … Continue reading Gin Fizz
Monsters and Whores
"This time the other boys call me a bitch and say I overreacted. I didn’t."