Between Speed Skating and Waitressing

We were chalk and cheesebut thick as thieves,haunting the ice rink together:bright smiles in the photo booth;cheese burgers and ice cream floats;sneaking in the bar underagefor rum and coke. We were young, and drunkon our own loveliness,maxi coats buttoned against icy air,dashing through the foyerwith cheeky grins and a waveat red-coated bouncers,embarking on a friendship […]

Siddhartha and Govinda

enduring friendship two sides of the same coin a binding mantra Kim M. Russell, 2018 Siddhartha at the river My response to Carpe Diem #1376 Re-United In today’s episode, Chèvrefeuille tells us about the friendship between Siddhartha and Govinda, both Brahman’s sons who became friends early in their lives but, after starting a quest for […]


Outside in the playground With the popular girls Looking for acceptance That wasn’t what you found Only affectations Conformity and submission To the tyranny of fashion Empty-headed smilers and pleasers Pretenders and teasers You searched for honesty Found only lies No friendship or sisterhood No forever ties So you hooked up with the boys Learning […]