six momentsi. coughing, salt water stinging our knees and our eyes. it burns our mouths, too, as we choke happily along, splashing in the water as sand collects in our swimsuits. we've never been more euphoric as we lay side by side, joking, letting the sun hit our skin as we bake and freeze as the wind blows and the ocean roars.six moments2 years ago in Stories & Vignettes
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ii. flushes of dark red color my cheekbones as i duck my head. you're embarrassed, too, because your best friend is a girl and of course we're in love, how couldn't we be? that heart shaped piece of paper just says it and we are just friends, only friends. no, i didn't write that note, but we loved us, age eight.
iii. the air outside was cold, but inside was stiflingly hot. the bass clawed at my ears while the guitars soared and the drums pounded out a primal tune, and it was all bodies thrashing and heavy breathing as chaos reigned in our brains. then, suddenly, everything was clear as i let myself scream along with the crowd and just exist.
iv. i felt the urge to hiccu
Leaves, Light, Life, LoveLife, covered in dark layers of leaves.Leaves, Light, Life, Love2 years ago in Free Verse
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Thick, green blankets, like too-warm sleeves
Of a winter sweater worn in the spring and summer of life.
Green with envy, and other foul feelings.
The soul covered up to be hidden, hidden away from the world.
Beautiful, smiling leaves concealing dark roots of depression,
To only let in one brightening light, calming the pained expression.
A tiny glimmer of hope,
Sunlight shining its way through,
And woosh, all of my sadness shies away from the warm glow.
Never before has this much light shone through.
This much hope, this much happiness.
The warmth of the light softens my rough, barky heart.
She has lit up my life, broken through the barrier
I put up to keep the pain out.
She is the light and coaxed her way through my wall.
Never again will I be stuck when I fall.
And now, as I still welcome her light with open arms,
I know that I love her.
We AreI am the friend
We Are2 years ago in Settings
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who lost his best friend today. I can't move, can't speak. I crumple into myself. I never knew. He never told me anything. I saw them, heard them taunt him. They dragged him down
till that smile of his was just a ghost.
I didn't know it hurt him so much. But somehow I knew someday I would have to face this. I saw the shadows forming, the future setting itself up. I wanted to grip him, pull him close, and never let him go. He had been my best friend, the kid I couldn't think of never seeing again because I never had to. I feared the day that I would wake up and know I would never see him again.
And it came and I don't know what to do. There's nowhere to turn, no one to call, and I wonder if this hollowness will be there forever.
I am the mother
who has to bury her son years before his time. I never knew what went on in his head. I saw his face, saw the fear in his eyes, but I could never break through. He wouldn't tell me. He was too