how often to say

how often should you say “I love you”? once the words finally fall, like first heavy drops in the humid air of a brewing summer rain the release can be powerful, and the words may come down fast and often, and strong. But, eventually, a person becomes properly drenched, and even a flower can be watered too often. The words […]


Audio Here you are right at my feet you’re unassuming, solid, sweet. You fit so tight and so complete that I forget the void beneath. You lay there still, but still I slip, you look like someplace I could trip, we met and then I lost my grip, look out below- manhole- I flip. From where I […]

Suspended Disbelief

One night along a shallow lake there lay a campsite, pitched and staked, logs for a fire stacked beside in silence under dusky skies. None knows yet how this scene shall play- with plans abandoned, hopes dismayed? They may appear only to quit, no hammocks swayed nor matches lit. Perhaps they will not come at all– cold hearts and feet don’t wander […]


How many times can we bend till we break? How much strain can you take? What’s your tensile strength? Hold me, and then Like a kite with no weight Pull the line nice and straight Out of sight into space. If I pluck the string Will it vibe and erate? Will it snap in my face? What […]


I wondered if the blood would attract the shark. But even as I watched him through my mask, even as I sensed his concentrated raw power that could be unleashed at any moment, even when he turned so that he was not just swimming but swimming toward me my period had not yet come. How odd that neither […]

when to say

When do you say “I love you” to someone for the very first time? You shouldn’t say it the first time you think it, because the love may change, or he may not be ready to hear it. You shouldn’t hold it for forever in your heart, because the words are a gift, whose truest purpose […]