An indiscernible sonic energy emanates from behind a brick wall, causing the structure to shake and moan. The low frequencies take shape as a muffled pulsation, forcing each sun-dried piece of red clay to tremble in its slot. Groups of people approach the building, dropped off by taxis and Ubers, walking from their homes and […]Read more "A Perfectly Dark Place"
winter’s prevailing. his skin is like leather, pulled across dreadful bones, straining to keep them together. his teeth, like charred wood, blackened by tobacco, die underneath a purple mesh of lip. his eyelids quiver, flapping underneath crusted snow. red vein sprouts from his temple, strangled, struggling to pump blood, churning, wretched, like an arctic bug’s […]Read more "desperata."
Decaying pieces of bone cascading around gelatin gums jut out at me, daggers sharpened to the tip from years of chewing tobacco or corrosion from doughnut-induced simple sugars. I stare into this scene of dental crime, watching cracked lips tightening and loosening around the abyss. “You didn’t answer my question.” My fingers tremble around the […]Read more "Security Guard"
“Meggie used to tell me how much she loved being a midwife. She loved bringing new souls into this world, more than anything else.” The officer scribbles on a small sheet on an old wooden clipboard, whispering under his breath. His black hair, stuck to his skull by an overload of hairspray, refuses to tremble […]Read more "The Beginning"
I Mountain lions hunt Watch the prowl, the cinema Snowy dreams, red blood II Read me, carbon being Bodies of gold and silver Streaked lead, torn paper… III I’m rust. I am old Memory unfolding now Perfect pictures, sleep.Read more "3 Haikus"