Our Honeymoon

There’s an avalanche barreling towards us.

It started on the mountaintop. It’s too late now to escape. We stand at the window, hand in hand, unmoving. Words rise up in our throats and die before they pass our lips. Instead, we focus on the warmth passing between us and nothing else.

Unhindered, I think of the gas station sushi I ate for dinner last night. Sucks that the last thing I’ll ever eat is shitty spicy tuna three-hundred miles from the closest shore. Continue reading

Mrs. Honig

I think all you wanted by then was to feel
the tuft of a paintbrush along your fingers.

The cold, pressed hospital sheets blotted your sweat.
You seeped air from a slack upper lip.

Mrs. Honig, there was nothing
wrong with dusk—yawning

open like Georgia’s last blossom, swallowing
you with wet acrylic on your heels. Continue reading