Home Is When I'm With You, So Stay The Night Or Not At All

Elis was lonely as a firework bursting in the sky, sharp and quick, over too soon, but beautiful. Shuffling in her chair, dark and dank as her favorite memes, I was nosing through manila files and stealing glances obvious enough to notice. A laptop...

Now That The Vultures Are Gone (aka UMF YOU WISH)

Coolers full of beer and cocktail Gatorade grenades; the locals called them nutcrackers, but we considered them a good time.   Vodka, rum, and whiskey chasers for a blinding bender at the beach, color coded by the bottle. Little lemon yellows...

Cynic: derived from Ancient Greek kynikos; meaning "dog-like"

"There are four reasons why the Cynics are so named. First because of the indifference of their way of life, for they make a cult of indifference and, like dogs, eat and make love in public, go barefoot, and sleep in tubs and at crossroads. The second...

Premeditated Prologue (For Your Oh-No-He-Didn'ts)

What I will find most difficult will be to describe myself, the places, and the people that I touch on as they truly were, not merely as extensions of what I believed them to be. So in the interest of objectivity allow me this grain of salt and...

Texts I Should Have Sent

I'll never love you, you know. I can respect You and I can treat you well and give you my time and sincerest affection, but I will never love you. When I'm on the brink of something intimate there will always be that reserve, a wince and habit I can't...

Two Is Company, Three Is A Good Time

Every sentence is a false pregnancy, fully loaded with a thought but as empty as good-night. He’s ordering a rum and coke, I’m pretending to look around, she’s gone to labor with what’s to come. Silence piling on silence. I remind myself to breathe,...

I Get High With My Baby (then we smoke)

I-just-want-to-be-home doesn't mean much until it's 5AM and I'm skinless once again. My baby doesn't mind the perfume and I'm huff and steaming of cigar smoke. She kisses me like it were something funny, laughs at the haste on my tongue like it was a...