Fallen into Bedlam

She woke to the sound of a quarrel, surrounded by whitewashed narrow walls. But they couldn’t whitewash sorrow with a smattering of hollow words. It was all a masquerade, this singing in Bedlam, a one-woman parade, to escape the man who had sprayed her life with his rotten sheen, turned her into something obscene to […]

Hyacinth

Simple hyacinths assembled in a bowl exude sickly breath of Altschmerz and sorrow. In the cleft lattice of a flower head, a liquid pearl trickles down the insidiousness of a fading petal curl, a reminder that mortals become weak and spent, and what firmness and agility once meant to a young boy who let two […]

Modern Love

Passion blooms, flashover of heliotrope, innocent iridescence of hope. Unlatched in modern media, Facebook likes, Snapchat, text and tweet, they are inseparable. No shy ballet, linking arms, touching legs under a table or harmony of kisses at a station: long distance heat. One click to levitate above a situation that gets too hot. Kim M. […]