For Chris

For Chris 12/22/1988 - 6/18/2017 Darkness cannot extinguish a light so bright, at least that's what my heart tries to say. Its beat is all off, its strings in a tangle, as it tries to keep reality at bay. The sun streams in through the curtains, the birds still continue their songs But your presence …

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The Day We Left

The Day We Left A scent. A whiff of beer. Fighting. A curse. The yard sale coffee table topples over and glass crashes against the peeling linoleum. I hate this. I hate it as much as I did last night. And the night before. And the night before that... The door creaks open. No one's …

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