I had promised to cook you a nice meal when you got out of hospital. But the next time I saw you, you were in a casket. All life having left you. All promises having gone with it. No more words. No more laughter. Nothing left.
It sounds so wrong to say it. My daughter, Emma, is apparently not my daughter. I haven’t wrapped my head around the utter what-the-fuckness of all this. I’ve been living with my friend Isaac for three days now. My wife, Alice, and I haven’t spoken since I left her. Stay and yell at me Charlie, she had pleaded. I didn’t […]
Isn’t that what they say? That don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone? So we’re in the car, right? And it’s not a big yellow taxi, no. It’s just a humble Camry that we bought a few months after our wedding. We skipped an extravagant wedding for this baby. You and […]
Tell me that I’m beautiful. Stroke my cheek and tell me that my face doesn’t look ashy. That it doesn’t need some color because it has enough color. It has enough color, honey. That it doesn’t feel dead against your touch. Feel the baldness of my head now. Forget the veins that are sticking out, and imagine that you’re stroking […]
Been there done that. That’s what you think. You’ve had relationships. Enough to know how to handle them. You’ve been married. It didn’t work out. You sought divorce. Signing those papers came with some awareness. You now know what you want from relationships. You have mastered the art of love. Mastered matters of the heart. DeBarge says the heart is […]
You’re in a hurry to leave, I know. Your girlfriend is waiting for you outside. In her car. I know she drove you here. You don’t want to keep her waiting, I know. I know, ok? You don’t want me to ask the many questions that fill my mind, I know. And I won’t. Just give me a few minutes […]
A normal birthday in my books, begins with the husband giving his wife – the birthday girl in this case – a kiss very early in the morning. You pull her from her side of the bed to yours therefore cutting short her snoring. Getting the covers out of the way, you pull your body slightly above hers, making sure […]