tame + flower + simply

tame flowers sit in glass and ceramic vessels, a demure display.   they're simply arranged, logical order of height to best advantage.   they sit for five days before being whisked away and swiftly replaced.

window + heart + sympathy

water drops gather on the window, spilling down, forming countless shapes.   condensation forms inside, sympathy heart traced in, matching the shapes.   the window's open, now, and the glass clears. the heart fades, looks half-broken.

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.

late + sun + moon

i set my clock by the times at which the sun and moon rise above me.   i rise with the sun when its light breaks in through the curtains, waking me.   at night, i watch for the moon rising, late as it always seems to be.

water lilies + panoply

water lilies trapped under a glass lid, floating in water, preserved.   a panoply of flowers line a window-sill, each tinted new shades.   summer comes and the water evaporates, leaves the blossoms wilting.

flame + peeking

flame peeks over the log of wood, nearly ignites - false alarm, try soon.   tentative, i prod at the wood barely charred yet - add on more paper.   engulfed now, the flame comes to life, throwing shadows all over the room.

ghost + graceful

unpack in a new house, start making yourself at home: alone, so far.   live there long enough, you feel ghosts of past dwellers pass you in the hall.   make your home yours, quick: the ghosts aren't graceful about letting new ones in.