the girl on the tree

High up in the tree and she could see everything. She saw where the river bent into the setting sun in the distance. She saw the forest, which she assumed stretched forever. But it didn’t it went to a red rock mountain. With flat smooth surfaces exposed to the sun, she said to herself: that’s…

pool of green light

Within the river, there was a part of the water dammed up from a fallen tree. It created a clear pool as the other water passed by freely. Current pulling everything downwards. Far away. To where, she didn’t know. She just knew she hadn’t ever been there before. Loud insects called across the waving trees….

on this wave falling towards the deep

Girl on the board on the wave. Gliding. Lean back. Hover forward. Like you’re always right on the edge of falling down. Girl rides the wave and she makes it look easy. Like it’s the easiest thing in the world when she shifts left. Shifts right. Girl knows what to do as she comes to…

song for the night

quiet nights and quiet stars sometimes stars can sing and see quiet moon and quiet branch trees that wave above to me This was the little song she made for herself when the wind was chilly and the sky turned dark. This was the song she sang to herself to keep only but herself company…

girl keeps running

Girl looked back behind her. “Quick! Pick it up!” Girl felt miles ahead of me, but in reality it couldn’t have been more than an arm’s length or so from where I was. Every time I sped up, she’d slip through my fingers again. “Quick! Keep up.” She’d look back over her shoulder. She was…

view from the hill

Car drove them around windy bends. They sat in silence, not out of anger or fear, but because they knew the road. They knew how to take it all in. Old song playing on the radio from another time. Had this beat that as just like… Mmmm… Yeah, it was good. Once they got to…

the list

Her shoelaces were untied and everything she had – all the bags, jacket, an orange, cell phone – it was all either in her hands or draped over her arms as she rushed out of the apartment. On the way out she almost ran into a man that was taking very long strides, but she…

An order off menu

At the counter, tepid tea rippling to the edges of a cracked tea cup. Tingling silverware, plates and bustle. The general, mostly predicable movement of servers bringing food, coffee, the check to the tables. I was about two and half hours in before I noticed the concerned, pittying looks. And from then, the game begins. …

Endless sea

Hands in the grass and feet shake off the sand from this, my walk along the beach. Sunny skies? No, not today. It was grey and misty. The clouds moving us forward like the world wanted us to stay still and silent. Whisper to me in the breeze is what it told us. And in…

extraction wounds

There was no one around.  It was a small cabin that no one knew about and no one could find. Outside, rain dripping down soaking everything in sight. A hard knock at the door, but the woman lying on the floor couldn’t get up. Stuck between worlds, this one was. The knock came again. She…