he turned to face her, challenging, eyes sparkling and mouth twisted slightly (ineffectively hiding his smile). she slowly stepped forward into the sudden thickening silence, pushing forward with concentrated effort, his grey-blue gaze slowly looming closer and larger till the irises expanded and expanded and engulfed her completely. she stepped through onto the pale sand … Continue reading Dreamscape

Walking Canvas

i keep dreaming of ink flowing across my body a never-ending cascade of art, permanently etched, making me smile when i wake up in the morning and shuffle to the mirror, rub the sleep from my eyes and remember that i’m a walking canvas. last night, i dreamt that my mother and i went to … Continue reading Walking Canvas


As the sun finally sets, and dusk settles in, I write your name in the sand for the 157th time. For the 157th time, the water rushes forward and laps it up, as though to remind me that I should just forget you. I write it again, And before I finish the last loop, the water … Continue reading 157

Head to Toe

I dreamt of your stormy grey eyes, tired but twinkly, wondered if I’d get to laugh with you and watch the crinkles in the corners deepen or lean my head gently on your chest while  you hug me from behind,  strong presence at my back and arms wrapped loosely around my waist as we  watch … Continue reading Head to Toe

What If

i hope he lifts me up in the air spins me around – until my vision gets blurry and my head threatens to fall off until i can’t tell if i want to die or laugh until i almost pass out – and sets me down.   sometimes i pretend that my honey wheat pretzel … Continue reading What If