• He commissioned me to do his dirty work–to write his letters, to pay his bills, to do everything that he knew he could do, but simply refused.

  • He lived his life in its entirety. And that is all.

  • When I was in high school, my favorite dessert to buy in the cafeteria was Colonel Crunch: vanilla and chocolate ice cream bars covered in a cookie crunch. My favorite. Haven’t had one in awhile, but I miss them, and I need to make a point to eat one soon.

  • Kayla Pongrac commented on the post, improv 5 years, 9 months ago

    We went to an improv place to see what it was all about, and it turns out that a jam band was performing, and that was that.

  • Meanwhile, she did this. Meanwhile, he did that. Meanwhile between their meanwhiles, they were eating dinner at a fancy restaurant, looking at each other through the bottom of shot glasses. Meanwhile, I was sitting at home, thirsty.

  • Geometric. Metric. Geo. Geometric.

  • Geometric: a word not appearing in my vocabulary.

  • Typhoon me. Hurricane me. Tornado me. Let’s be natural disasters, baby.

  • There’s a typhoon in your mind, and there’s nothing I can do to prevent it from wrecking and spreading and becoming quite contagious.

  • Kayla Pongrac commented on the post, derive 5 years, 9 months ago

    Where the word derives, he forgets. Where we have derived, she will always remember.

  • Kayla Pongrac commented on the post, ferry 5 years, 10 months ago

    We took a ferry to the island where the seagulls soar above beachhatheads and the waves crash against manicured toenails. We were happy there, hugging each other in the water, playing air guitar on the shoreline, and then the next summer we didn’t talk at all.

  • I don’t know what she’s been selling online, but apparently it’s been enough to pay her bills, and she tells me that she’ll never just “cash out,” so I’m assuming she doesn’t need my financial assistance come wintertime. This makes my heart feel all spring-like.

  • Came to my door, selling, and there were magazines and cookies and candles, so I didn’t know what to do or what to buy and, then, I wasn’t sure what to wear.

  • I think, sometimes, we watch too much television. Plop ourselves down on the couch, make some popcorn to shove in our faces, and before you know it, it’s after midnight and I’m asleep, trying to get our TV to forgive me.

  • She defended her, and I defended him, and he defended his dog, and I defended my aunt, and my aunt’s dog defended the entire house.

  • Irreverent. Irrelevant. Irresponsible. Which are you?

  • There’s a photo of him at the beach, on his knees, digging his hands into the soft sand, making a sandcastle with his best friend’s child. I keep staring at that picture, keep looking at his knees. His white knees. The knees that get close to mine every night, miles away from that ocean.

  • Every time she hears the word “disciple,” she thinks of the word “discipline,” and she wonders who amongst her will show her the right ways, the wrong ways.

  • When he wanted his disciples to pass the ball, they did. It became customary for him to always get the ball, to land the lay-up. Long live that team.

  • Kayla Pongrac commented on the post, hero 5 years, 10 months ago

    She always said that Hercules was her hero. I couldn’t disagree more, as she reminded me nothing of Hercules, and didn’t appear to even know how to correctly spell his name.