Bedtime Stories

The iron posts carried pains nobody in his home would ever know about. It guarded him through the endless nights; its arms and legs, tall and unmoving. The others had always told him that he needed to behave like a ‘man.’ So, Alex grew out his beard, buffed up his chest, and laughed at the gory … Read more

Waiting For The Next

From the mansion’s rooftop, the men’s hard hats and glistening bodies cast inky giants on the earth below.The debris dropped like bombs around them.Splat!Concrete blobs on the palace ground. “What should we celebrate tonight?” The one asked, the wrinkles around his eyes dancing like flames in the heat. “My wife is pregnant… and I’ve saved … Read more

Stars In The Ginger Sky

Leaf by leaf, the man collected each dream he had once lost, caught it in his net, and watched them wave like starfish upon surfacing. The chlorine swirled in protest and so did the sweat beneath his hat. The liquid swam off his hardened skin like tears and spilled into the blue maw. The man … Read more

Perspective

There are two of them. They slumber in their nest. Lanky limbs intertwine despite the African heat and their breathing mirrors the season’s kiss. The one is soft, infant-like, with large pokey eyes and a pointed snout. Her hair flaps around her, unveiling pink ears and a wishbone scar. In her limbo, she seems aware … Read more

Giant Minds, Soft Hearts

There is a world that does exist  Where the cobblestones whisper abandoned poems And the rivers run with dreams Where beauty lies in things unseen and love flows in unknown tongues There is a world that does exist For the brave to hold the pen and feelThe others call it talesAnd, perhaps, tales they are … Read more