Perception is key

I walked up to you, talking about butterflies.How they formed from the uglyand morphed into a creature we could only dream of. You said something along the lines of howbutterflies can be beautiful to me,but the credence of it is more complicated than that. I tilted my head and took a step back, confused.Butterflies had … Continue reading Perception is key

The past

The past catches up to me,hands me an old file,and walks away without saying a word. It takes a while for me to open the file,not wanting memories to take overand leave me unproductive for the night. But when I do, I fall to my knees.Pain, joy, terror, love, disappointment, and reliefall swarm me, taking … Continue reading The past

The stars

I count the stars, which sounds impossible, but since I live in the city, I can. The night is a brown-gray mix with a handful of white dots. They blink a few times, checking to see if I’m still watching.  I am. Sometimes the red one—Mars—comes out for a hello. A legendary stardust member. It … Continue reading The stars

Dicey sea

The dice rolled a sixty-three.We all cheered as you rose with your smile.You waved like we all shared the same happiness.But in reality, it was only for you. The dice rolled a twenty-seven.The crowd went silent as I stepped up.I was so close yet farther than the sky.To help, they tied cement shoes to my … Continue reading Dicey sea

Ghostly goodbye

I whispered to the wind because there’s nothing left.No words I could sayto bring your soul back around. I mumbled goodbyeand pretended you said it backbecause that’s easier than the truthof hearing silence. Copyright © Robin LeeAnn