• Valkyrie commented on the post, failing 5 years, 1 month ago

    failing
    is like falling
    and wailing
    is like walling
    and bailing
    is like balling.
    wait, no.
    only ballers ball. bailers aren’t even a thing.

  • Valkyrie commented on the post, conviction 5 years, 1 month ago

    an empty bucket
    slowly running dry
    water trickling away through the cracks in the sides
    i used to have convictions
    but they all trickled away somehow

  • Valkyrie commented on the post, flexible 5 years, 1 month ago

    Bad memories. It’s all bad memories. I don’t want to write about this.

  • Valkyrie commented on the post, broaden 5 years, 1 month ago

    The way was thin
    but easy
    narrow
    and uncomplicated
    when it began to broaden
    become curving and attractive
    confusing
    that was when it happened

  • Valkyrie commented on the post, grateful 5 years, 1 month ago

    I’m terribly grateful for my tea and toast. It’s been a long three weeks of cold/flu/??? symptoms. That’s not very exciting to write about, but it’s true.

  • Valkyrie commented on the post, imagined 5 years, 1 month ago

    I imagined I could be anything.
    And I was.
    A wisp of wind,
    a campfire by the sea,
    a piece of fabric
    drifting away.
    But now I have to stop imagining.

  • Valkyrie commented on the post, hardly 5 years, 1 month ago

    Don’t go.
    I hardly know you.
    I hardly had a moment with you, yet.
    Will we still be part of each other
    if you leave now?
    Will we have moments
    far apart
    when we think,
    “she’d like that”
    and remember?

  • Valkyrie commented on the post, gum 7 years, 3 months ago

    she laughed and chatted
    I sort of mumbled
    there wasn’t a lot else to do really
    finally she said
    “it looks like you have been
    taking good care of your teeth and gums”

  • Valkyrie commented on the post, sparkling 7 years, 10 months ago

    snow
    sparkling
    in the folds of her hair
    she hasn’t noticed yet
    she is looking up
    with happy eyes
    perusing the menu
    as I wait for her order
    and I idly wonder if it’s time for my smoke break yet

  • Valkyrie commented on the post, clamp 7 years, 10 months ago

    little
    screaming
    vulnerable
    “It’s a girl,”
    and she cries tears of joy
    as I clamp the umbilical cord
    and put her new daughter
    into her arms

  • Valkyrie commented on the post, silk 8 years, 2 months ago

    Oh look.
    A spider.
    It’s very ambitious:
    it’s trying to make a web across my front door.
    It’s not going to work, of course,
    but I can’t help admiring it
    as it spins the delicate silk
    which will so soon be destroyed.

  • Valkyrie commented on the post, poison 8 years, 3 months ago

    “You murdered me! I’m dead!” she shrieked dramatically. Clutching her stomach, she held up the small plastic cup which moments before had held muddy water.
    “Did not.”
    “I know, but just pretend it was poison.”

  • Valkyrie commented on the post, discovery 8 years, 3 months ago

    Like many discoveries, hers was not as glamorous as she’d expected it to be. In fact, the suspense had been more fun than the actual finding, she mused as she stared at the tub of play-doh.

  • Valkyrie commented on the post, brick 8 years, 3 months ago

    He picked up the brick and tossed it thoughtfully in his hand. Then he threw it. Trees leaned aside to avoid being hit. Birds changed their migration. Well, it wasn’t an ordinary brick.

  • Valkyrie commented on the post, manager 8 years, 3 months ago

    “I would like to speak to the manager,” he said firmly.
    She whistled once more, but feebly. Dejectedly, she nodded her head and her tentacles drooped sadly as she turned to go get him.

  • Valkyrie commented on the post, level 8 years, 3 months ago

    He punched her in the face.
    “Why would you do that?” she exclaimed in disbelief.
    *Level Up!* chimed above his head.

  • Valkyrie commented on the post, root 8 years, 3 months ago

    oh potato
    tuberous root
    how i malign ye
    how we all malign ye
    for we will not eat you unless you are dipped in grease
    it must be depressing

  • Valkyrie commented on the post, wings 8 years, 3 months ago

    “I can fly! I can fly!”
    I shouted joyfully
    as I soared over my house
    but then I remembered
    I didn’t have wings
    and for some reason that ended the dream

  • Valkyrie commented on the post, step 8 years, 3 months ago

    “I will have to watch my step
    because, you see,
    this is a mountain
    it’s not very easy to walk up mountains,”
    she told me
    and I thought
    she was the dumbest hiking partner
    I’d ever had

  • Valkyrie commented on the post, muse 8 years, 3 months ago

    i am not a muse
    i could stand here
    in a toga
    and look pretty
    but i will get tired and cranky long before you finish your magnum opus
    frankly, by day two I will be throwing things at you