Monthly Archives: September 2010

In Pursuit of the Summer Sky

I am cruising across the Midwest trying to rope in the retreating summer air. The wind belly laughs in rhythmic exhales and the cornstalks whip in a fury. The gusts push my vehicle toward the shoulder of the road like a playful shove. Continue reading

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Jumping Off of Hunt’s Bridge

We would always make him jump first. Standing, shivering, on the cold metal ledge of the bridge we would watch him jump and fall down, down, down into the swirling, muddy water of the Nishnabotna River. Continue reading

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Run, Run to the Trap Door in my Mind

A strange emptiness takes her place and my thoughts are quiet. I am just a shell while she waits for me to forget my fear. Somewhere dark and cold she sits, humming a tune, picking at the hem of her pajamas. Continue reading

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A Very Important Letter

Dear ______,

I really think you should stop under-estimating yourself and have the confidence to really go for what you want in life. Continue reading

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A Beautiful Destruction

The frustration and agitation makes me want to hurl heavy objects against walls, to feel the satisfying crunch of broken glass underfoot and to crush my surroundings into splinters until I’m breathless and weak. Continue reading

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Summer Stream of Consciousness

And her skirt is too short. Legs, shiny with sweat and lotion, glide through the thick air, flecks from the pavement sticking to her slender calves. I envied her thighs but finished my M&M McFlurry anyway. Continue reading

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Burning Memories

A strike of the match, white heat and the memories begin to burn. Continue reading

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