• Annie P commented on the post, probably 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    Probably it won’t happen again. Probably you will tell me “never again, this is the last time.” Probably you won’t pull me aside in a quiet alleyway and kiss me like that again. Probably I won’t touch the emptiness inside of you again, and grasp at it, hoping it’ll touch my own emptiness, in desperation.

  • Annie P commented on the post, reflecting 3 years, 7 months ago

    in the pools something in me touched
    you reflected in the water
    and i could feel you shiver, watched it ripple
    we both grew cold
    as we recognized the slow burn somewhere deep

  • Annie P commented on the post, accomplice 5 years ago

    you watched it all, and you laughed
    you’re still laughing, and I wish the world
    would curl inward like a night lily,
    shy and afraid of all your light.

    but it reaches toward you
    all those fingers,
    crying, crying
    for you to say you were there.

  • Annie P commented on the post, pediatrician 5 years, 1 month ago

    children curl away from you,
    the way you touch their heart.
    You care about me, they are told,
    but why are you so cold?
    how am I to heal?

  • Annie P commented on the post, mythic 5 years, 2 months ago

    “You’re like a fuckin’ unicorn or something now, dude. Mythic.”

    I laughed. “I show up to school every day.”

    “Yeah but no one ever sees you. No one ever remembers seeing you in class or anything.”

    “My participation grade in school is fine.”

    “How does no one remember you?”

  • Annie P commented on the post, irreverent 6 years, 2 months ago

    the book falls to the floor, a heavy tome
    of monarchies and butterflies
    that never made it home. We
    are irreverent to those who do not care.

  • Annie P commented on the post, stealth 6 years, 3 months ago

    “I AM A FUCKING CREATURE OF STEALTH.”

    “Yeah, yeah, we know,” Clarissa assures him as she pulls a mask over her face. “Just stay in the car stealthily.”

    “Or what?”

    “Say goodbye to your left testicle.”

    “…Got it.”

  • Annie P commented on the post, wrought 6 years, 3 months ago

    Look at what you’ve done. He runs his hand through his hair, and he cannot believe you. You don’t believe you. You are a wreck, the debris too close to the event and no one wants to see you. You are painful. You hurt. You hurt him so much. This. This is what you’ve wrought.

  • Annie P commented on the post, gamer 6 years, 3 months ago

    I pulled the controller out of his hands. “You’re doing it wrong.”

    He fumed and crossed his arms. I am not.”

    I kissed his head. “It’s not just button-mashing, kiddo. You want to learn the rules, and break them with style. Okay, pick a character.”

    “That one.”

  • Annie P commented on the post, porter 7 years, 2 months ago

    “I’ll carry it myself. Don’t worry your little head.” She spoke to me as if I were a child– no, she spoke as if she wanted to speak to me like that. It came off more as a petulant attempt to one-up an ex-lover. […]

  • Annie P commented on the post, holder 7 years, 2 months ago

    “Cup holders. They hold more than cups sometimes.”
    “Very astute.”
    “I found melted chocolate over here in mine.”
    “Well don’t eat it!”
    “You’re not even looking at me!”
    “I don’t need to look to confirm you’re a […]

  • Annie P commented on the post, sonar 7 years, 3 months ago

    If I call out for you when I’m blind, will I hear your form come back to me? You never would let me touch you; can I call out to you instead? Is it alright, if I touch you with these words?

  • Annie P commented on the post, bandages 7 years, 3 months ago

    I don’t know how many bandages I’ve wrapped around my shoulders– I dislodge them often, from jumping at shadows, cringing at banshees, trying to catch myself when I fall since no one else will do the catching for […]

  • Annie P commented on the post, adviser 7 years, 3 months ago

    I should probably get someone to help me with this, I thought as the papers fell out of my hand onto the ground, spilling across and getting in the way of some very important people. I should also get an adviser […]

  • Annie P commented on the post, suggestion 7 years, 3 months ago

    You should probably shut up, she said. Just a suggestion.

    He stared at her. The whole room stared at her. She could feel all their eyeballs moving to angle themselves at her, and she squirmed.

    Stop with the […]

  • Annie P commented on the post, overalls 7 years, 3 months ago

    your overalls are faded and hide just the right parts of you,
    no talk of genitalia, I mean the scars and farthest
    parts of your sadness. I am hearing your tears
    between the heartbeats, like a steady patter of […]

  • Annie P commented on the post, railroad 7 years, 3 months ago

    The last time they met was on the train. He didn’t expect her. She didn’t expect him. Though, had they been expecting it, they would’ve both known she’d break into tears.

    “You’re supposed to be gone.”

    “I […]

  • Annie P commented on the post, motion 7 years, 3 months ago

    We’re biking, everything’s a blur, or rather, blurring. The wind isn’t wind anymore, but speed. My heartbeats are loud inside my head. The trees move together, but the blue remains blue. That’s what I’ve always […]

  • Annie P commented on the post, chills 7 years, 3 months ago

    the almost touch you never put on my shoulder still gives me chills,
    and did I tell you, how ill I am, so sick, so wretched
    I could retch from the weights inside me
    why didn’t anyone tell me
    why didn’t anyone […]

  • Annie P commented on the post, saturday 7 years, 3 months ago

    The ball thuds against the ground and I groan. “Goddammit,” I mutter as the members of the other team cheer and laugh.

    “Six-nine,” Marco says. “Seis-nueve.”

    Jaime walks over as I roll onto my back and […]