Why Is She Here?

Why is she here, Mother in law, Marriage,

This room. So much has happened here. We’ve made love here. On this bed that I sit on now. On the rug at the foot of the bed. Completely naked most times. Half clothed sometimes. Against that wall next to the window three times. Quickly and roughly sometimes. Slowly and softly most times. We have…

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I Want You

I want you, Happy New Year 2017, Resolutions, 2016

I have a good mind to strut in here and pretend that this is not a brand new year. I could go ahead and narrate a story I was told recently, try to make it the best read you’ve come across so far this year, yet, and hope that I succeed. I could choose to…

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She’s With Me

She's With Me, Dark Alley, Street Life, Love

I would kill for her. No point lying to you. I have killed for her. I open my eyes to find her face barely an inch away from mine. I could have been woken by the sound of a police siren, or gunshots being fired, or the Muezzin calling fellow Muslims for prayer, or screeching…

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What If You Loved Me?

What If You Loved Me, Marriage, Love, Relationships, Infertility

That night. You don’t know about that night. The events preceding that night, you don’t know either. And yet, even in ignorance, you won’t love me. Why? You think you know everything there is to know about the material night. It was material because that night is the only reason, apparently, that we are together…

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I Cheated On You

I Cheated on You, Infidelity, Marriage, Christina Perri, A Thousand Years

Tonight, a man and a woman are holding a rendezvous in one of the hotels in the city. If you happen to intrude on them, maybe get your hands on their room keys, happen to open the door noiselessly, if you’re careful to step into the room on tiptoe, careful not to make a sound…

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