Deepest Desires

Wish for your deepest desires, she said & when I asked if they’d come true, she said they always do, so you might as well get them out in the open while you’re still young enough to correct any serious mistakes.

Deepest Secrets

O no, she said, you can’t say just anything to the wind. Only the deepest secrets will do & also you must not use the letter i.

Connection (we)

there came a moment in the middle of the song
when we suddenly felt every heartbeat in the room
& after that we never forgot we were part
of something much bigger

Careless Future

The future is a funny thing, she told me one day,
because we’re the only ones who care about it.

Busy Life

Everyone sang Happy Birthday except Max who claimed he didn’t know the words.
I was busy that day, he said, & it really hasn’t let up since.


He told me that the night his mother died, there were storms & far away there was purple lightning & someone left the window open & the room filled with a swirl of butterflies & she slipped out quietly without anyone noticing & I’m sure the grief was softer because of that.

Blank Future

this is a picture of the future & you’ll notice that there’s a lot of blank space
because people haven’t made up their minds about it & the future doesn’t have
a lot of time for that kind of indecisiveness

Blue Squares

We lay there & looked up at the night sky &
she told me about stars called blue squares & red swirls &
I told her I’d never heard of them. Of course not, she said,
the really important stuff they never tell you.
You have to imagine it on your own.

Birthdays (fem)

When people asked how old she was, she would say 1009365, more or less, because she was so glad to be alive that she counted every day a birthday. She had some disagreement from her knees about the actual figures though…


I watched the pellet leave the gun. It was like a big black fly & it landed on the blackbird’s wing & suddenly there was a single drop of bright bright red & the voices of the world seemed farther away & I knew I could never do that again. The sounds of the other birds stopped for a moment as its song flew out to all the corners of the world & I hoped that someday I would be remembered that way.


he followed the sun & she followed the stars & in dreams they listened closely for the beginning of all things, for that was where they knew they’d find each other

Ancient Songs

That was the day the ancient songs of blood & war spilled from a hole in the sky & there was a long moment as we listened & fell silent in our grief & then one by one, we stood tall & came together & began to sing of life & love & all that is good & true & I will never forget that day when the ancient songs died because there was no one in the world to sing them.

Almost Beyond

She laid on my chest & her breathing filled me almost to beyond what I could hold.

Adventure of a Lifetime

off on another adventure of a lifetime & hoping he won’t forget halfway through this time