March 2021

Well past midnight

2021-03-22T14:58:29+11:00March 22nd, 2021|Afterglow|

Her book topples from her hand, lands on the floor, open. Outside, centuries of stars, muted by street lamps, a crescent moon. Cicadas shrill, go still, then shrill. [...]

June 2020

Don’t Say it

2020-06-11T14:08:32+10:00June 11th, 2020|Afterglow|

Not in your mother tongue, diction quick and soft and hushed, not Kalahari style with plosive clicks, or in a guttural throat purr. Even the sibilant whisper, the [...]

First Night

2020-06-11T13:49:27+10:00June 11th, 2020|Afterglow|

She was on her knees straddling him, her loose hair cresting over his chest. It felt like he’d always crooned slightly off key in her ear, as he [...]

First Anniversary

2020-06-11T13:48:21+10:00June 11th, 2020|Afterglow|

Outside my window, the you-you-you of mourning doves and I wake, bewildered. The redwoods hold each other up below the soil, intertwined. On your side of the bed [...]

Nocturne in Blue

2020-06-11T13:47:15+10:00June 11th, 2020|Afterglow|

Mutable as a cloud sculpted by wind, I didn’t understand the boundaries of skin. Then the heat of your hands, a cradle for my cheeks, fingertips at my [...]


2020-06-11T13:45:58+10:00June 11th, 2020|Afterglow|

Ours is a fractured romance. We appearto each other in so many disguises.You stumble on the beach and presto,we’re two French soldiers in a trench touching fingers in a [...]

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