Tag Archives: Love

Lichen Lover, Let Me Leave

You spoke your love in lichen words And like a fool I listened Listened as your glistening tendrils Twisted around my wrists like thistles Whistling in the dark, I lit a match And they told me the match was you … Continue reading

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I’ll See You When The Clock Strikes ‘Someday’

She wasn’t a dream-girl An imaginary woman that you dream about meeting She was a dreamgirl A real woman met only in a dream She was whole and human and flawed And shy of perfect in that way that made her better than … Continue reading

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Unlikely Fictional Valentines

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from hundreds of novels and romantic comedies, it’s that you should never let incompatible personalities, irreconcilable differences, or basic laws of physics get in the way of true love. Forget Romeo and Juliet…let’s consider … Continue reading

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Seen Here In Its Natural Habitat, The Human Heart Mimics Its Surroundings To Protect Itself From Predators

Apple I’m banana writing concealment this deception in explain camouflage forget so gratefulness you heartache can’t inscrutable say joking you see knew listen that maybe all not this other time posturing the questionable one reveal I secret loved tell was … Continue reading

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Stretched Shoelaces

I stepped on my shoelace today Stretched it out to the breaking point It’s in two pieces now A collection of loose fibers And the cotton sheath that held them together They used to be one But now they’re not … Continue reading

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Shirtsleeve Ghost

I feel a ghost of you in my shirtsleeves A whispering sense memory of when we’d sit together No part of us touching Only the tip of your sleeve brushing against mine The shallow reverberations of Skin against fabric Fabric … Continue reading

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I Hate Boyfriends

As a straight guy, I would just like to state for the record that I hate boyfriends. Not just because they diminish the population of available, dateable women. And not just the douchebags. All of them. All boyfriends ever. Even … Continue reading

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