• Nymeria commented on the post, steps 2 years, 10 months ago

    they go down to the beach where I grew up.
    Steep, uneven and concrete. they are shadowed in trees. At the bottom the dark passage opens to a bright beach, the light reflecting off the stones

  • Nymeria commented on the post, stir 6 years, 8 months ago

    When I see him next week it will be the first time in months. I feel a stirring in my gut.

    I’ve missed you, I think. Have you missed me?

    Now the blush is creeping to my hairline. Oh great. Even if I didn’t say the words out loud, he will still hear them loud and clear. But he can’t know. He can never know because it’s just not the same anymore.

  • Nymeria commented on the post, charms 7 years, 4 months ago

    He had a lot of charm. Charms. Charming.
    He’s very charming.
    I wonder if it’s real charm, or just fake. Like the charms you get to put on a friendship bracelet when you’re little. But they turn out to cheap […]

  • Nymeria commented on the post, centerpiece 7 years, 8 months ago

    It’s difficult to find a centerpiece to my life. I know what it should be, but the battle over what I want it to be is unending. Sometimes you have to choose what’s best in the long run, I suppose.

  • Nymeria commented on the post, orchestra 7 years, 9 months ago

    When I listen to orchestra music it always seems to rise and fall, then intensify with whatever my activity is. It’s so awesome. Listen to orchestra music when you’re cooking and your kitchen will be very messy! :)

  • Nymeria commented on the post, sacrifice 7 years, 9 months ago

    I sacrificed my friends and my whole life to go far away to start anew. All because I loved you, and I thought you were going to start loving me too. But instead you left me in a strange place, alone and destitute. Then you whisper “I am not abandoning you.” Bullshit.

  • Nymeria commented on the post, compassion 7 years, 10 months ago

    So many people have had compassion for me, I should be grateful. Richard did. I think of him often now, which is strange considering he was such a small part of my life for such a short time. I was so young then. I feel as if I have aged forty years.

  • Nymeria commented on the post, port 7 years, 11 months ago

    Where is my haven? Across the small waters and big mountains to be sure, but where, over there is my home?

  • Nymeria commented on the post, rally 7 years, 11 months ago

    Practising jumping on one foot for a whole year just so I could win the games at the annual rally. Trying to smell Jack’s hair inconspicuously and failing. It was musty but flowery mixed with cloves and cardamon all at once. Getting cut on the foot by a chip of brown glass from a beer […]

  • Nymeria commented on the post, trade 7 years, 11 months ago

    Why have I changed? I see my friends, their pictures and listen to their thoughts. We are no longer alike. Something happened to me back there, how did they survive without changing? I wish I could trade lives, swap. Just for a moment to feel that innocence again.

  • Nymeria commented on the post, pepper 7 years, 11 months ago

    Give me a little pepper
    With that bland tuna salad.
    Hurry up there lady or
    D’you want me to write a ballad?

  • Nymeria commented on the post, destruction 7 years, 12 months ago

    When I see the word “destruction” I think, No. I cannot write about this. No. Before I let any thought seep into my brain, I pummel the back button as if it were to save my own life. No.

  • Nymeria commented on the post, force 7 years, 12 months ago

    I feel like I’ve been forced into a skin I don’t want. I should have been born a bird. Maybe a seagull so I could squawk and harass passersby. I should have wings. I should be able to fly away from their mess and be my own person in a completely new place, far away […]

  • Nymeria commented on the post, missed 8 years ago

    It was only then, with my heart pounding against my chest so hard that I imagined there would be a comically shaped bruise on my skin the next morning did I realize something.
    I missed the mark.
    I failed everybody and everybody has failed me.
    Screw this. I’m getting a coffee.

  • Nymeria commented on the post, elastic 8 years ago

    After being stretched and deformed, elastic can just spring back to it’s original shape and size. I’m glad I’m not elastic because then I’d be stuck as I am. If I were to be stuck exactly how I am, I’d rather it be in a glass coffin like snow white, not the waist band of […]

  • Nymeria commented on the post, lock 8 years ago

    When I think of a lock I don’t think of a key. It’s been snapped in half and thrown over your shoulder to ensure your forever silence. People never specify what kind of lock it is on your mouth, though. Is it a padlock? Mine is. It’s bright blue with silvery orange stars that shine […]