silk + skin + athletic

athletic frame draped in silk, a second skin, waits for fabric to warm.   perfume is absorbed into the fibres, starting to take own its shape.   the dress is packed up already coming alive with its new owner.

surrounded + history + focused

the museum is silent, thin groups of people focused on stories. there's something quiet in the air itself.   people trickle through the exhibits, each clasping some relevant bit of literature. there's still so much to see and take in.   they're surrounded by history, watching as it unfolds in solemn halls, unfurls on compact… Continue reading surrounded + history + focused

touch + miss + tentative

the wind is chilly, sou'wester skimming in, fresh from ice and snow.   tentative touch to the mirror - it's freezing, could shatter with pressure.   outside, the concrete is slick with ice. the setting sun's easy to miss.

anticipate + explosion + blocked

she's waiting by the computer, pacing, watchful, eyes trained on the screen. the email inbox, empty, stays clear - still nothing new comes in.   she anticipates something, though she is unsure what she's looking for. under her feet, the floor is cold. an error pops up: blocked.   message blocked, same as all the tries… Continue reading anticipate + explosion + blocked

well + sweet + trance

the morning is dark, cotton-candy fog hanging over the city.   through the fog, lights glow. well and truly entranced, i inhale the sweet air.   someone is burning pine. as i get in the car, i wish you were here.

hope + stay + prickle

there's a thorn on the rose you left in a vase. it's as sharp as it looks.   jabbed my finger on the prickle trimming the stem. new water, and done.   there's a card i have yet to read. maybe later - i hope you will stay.

tea-time

freshly-boiled water swirls into the teacup, heating the thin porcelain from the first teaspoon. the water clouds over with tea releasing a faint scent into the air above. on the tray in front, a plate of biscuits await. later, the morning has warmed and the tea is forgotten, left to go stone-cold amidst the busyness… Continue reading tea-time

roots + wisdom + grit

the roots of the tree jut out, rib-like below the pavement that it is bending out of shape. above, the concrete is rough, cracked, torn.   there's wisdom to be seen in the sprawl of the branches, if one just knows where to look. (it's etched into the tree, watching countless bypassers)   a fine… Continue reading roots + wisdom + grit

please + tease + detonate

if you please, she says. coy. she ruffles her hair and flutters her eyelids.   don't tease, she scolds. stern. she twists around, angles her body just so, and scowls.   she tenses, her whole body stiff with annoyance. anger; detonates.

vision + temporary

early morning haze temporarily blocks my vision. there's a soft layer of ice over my surroundings, stuck there with sleep.   through the windows the horizon is distorted. condensation runs down the glass, helped by the sun as it's rising, shining weak heat.   the world outside is blurred, a mess of lines and colour.… Continue reading vision + temporary