• Selena commented on the post, chat 7 years, 4 months ago

    She spoke to me like we’re still close, like nothing had happened and she hadn’t turned me out. As if she thought I was expendable, but at the last minute just good enough to make the cut.

  • Selena commented on the post, accordion 7 years, 9 months ago

    he plays the accordion like my grandpa used to. and he loves their music too. the fold, unfold, the keys they press. together they make an amazing mess, of sound and older memories. he plays just like my grandpa used to.

  • Selena commented on the post, palette 7 years, 10 months ago

    her palette of paints- dried, so the colors aren’t quite right. they set too fast. and the plastic palette lies there pretty, paint stroked and color favor, but her canvas shines, white and light, strangely uncovered. unprotected, lonely.

  • Selena commented on the post, pressed 8 years ago

    alleged reluctance manifests in pressed repressed and ironed button-ups.

  • Selena commented on the post, crouch 8 years, 1 month ago

    she stood standing there, holding the camera still as she could. but the angle’s wrong.
    she bent down a bit, crouching near it, with the lens gripped tight, but the light is different here.

  • Selena commented on the post, clipped 8 years, 1 month ago

    he cut the newspaper article out last sunday, clipped the coupons in the shopping pages, and tried desperately to think of a way to organize his life like the neat piles of sorted coupons he was making.

  • Selena commented on the post, chance 8 years, 1 month ago

    so if i had the chance i think, i’d like to tell him just one thing. it’s not that kind of love we think. but more the kind where i don’t want to live without. not that i can’t, just that i don’t want to. would never choose to. but that’s not the kind of […]

  • Selena commented on the post, chance 8 years, 1 month ago

    the chance the choice, too many different ways to go. i’m indecisive to a fault. for myself- that too. but more for others. it’s their choice, their chance maybe or maybe not. so why should i be the one to decide? take the chance or not? it’s your life not mine. your chance, your choice.

  • Selena commented on the post, root 8 years, 2 months ago

    she stood rooted to the floor. her mind in places yesterday. eyes glassy out of focus her mouth hung slightly open. he’d been watching her stand there from his seat at his terminal. waiting for her to move- it had been a while maybe ten minutes- no doubt infinitely longer or shorter in her mind. […]

  • Selena commented on the post, thunder 8 years, 2 months ago

    one mississippi… two mississippi… the thunder crashed in the distance and the eyes of the little girl sitting in the window got bigger. her voice got softer, lower and deeper as she stared half-terrified and half in amazement at the clouds rolling in. one mississippi…

  • Selena commented on the post, violet 8 years, 3 months ago

    violet eyes, violent disguise

  • Selena commented on the post, expecting 8 years, 3 months ago

    expecting, expectations- the greatest ones of all. and just for a moment promises kept and all is where it belongs. and the expectations don’t fall flat of reality.

  • Selena commented on the post, expecting 8 years, 3 months ago

    where are the lights- the ones we can see- through the lens of the camera- the perfect sight bleeds- deeper than anything just seen with eyes- expecting and hoping and empty of lies.

  • Selena commented on the post, wade 8 years, 3 months ago

    not screaming from the inside. that why it’s unusual and new. simply wading through has never suited you.

  • Selena commented on the post, held 8 years, 4 months ago

    held tightly, held safe, held loved. isn’t that what everybody wants?

  • Selena commented on the post, train 8 years, 4 months ago

    i’ve always wanted to ride on a train- to nowhere anywhere wherever i end up. get on a train somewhere far away. and take it home just in time. for something, anything, anyone. it would have to be fast and i’d need to get there quick. because someone’s sick, someone needs me, someone misses me […]

  • Selena commented on the post, train 8 years, 4 months ago

    she was on the platform. 2 a.m. the night train- well the morning train technically. anything would do. it was a fast getaway and drowning in his huge black jacket with the hood up no one would ever recognize her. anonymous and fast and good enough. soon she would be home and nothing else would […]

  • Selena commented on the post, forgetting 8 years, 4 months ago

    forgetting, like those forget-me-nots that are pressed in that old book that i’ve forgotten until now…

  • Selena commented on the post, painted 8 years, 4 months ago

    the door is creaking lowly, swaying in the broken window’s breeze, the paint is peeling slowly, falling off and curling. the door to the place you want, want, wanted to be the place you can’t- won’t ever be.

  • Selena commented on the post, remember 8 years, 4 months ago

    remember when we were little?
    and playing in the sand was the coolest thing ever,
    and you would fly on the swings, terrified to jump but you did,
    and standing on their shoulders was the highest you’d ever been,
    and everything was easy with you- everyone was our best friend.
    remember when we were little?