Tag Archives: Holly Day

The Doll with the Ring Still in Her Pocket

I need you to edit my day for me tell me what I can think about and what I should never say aloud. Silhouettes of children teach me to scream in broken glass, confident in their cultural superiority. Everything I … Continue reading

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Pink or Blue

When she opened the folder and showed me the contents, I wished for no more memories. You held my hand so tightly, so good, so patient, this will fade away with the rest of the memories. Someday, when our daughter … Continue reading

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The End

the typewriter lies dead in the corner. all the clickety-clacketing finally silent. the house is finally quiet. I can get up now, now that the beast is dead I can get up, go to the kitchen, make myself a pot … Continue reading

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The First Step

I take the piece of paper, put it in my mouth, feel the word “love” dissolve in my saliva, in my blood and now I understand marriage. The individual letters drift like little stones throughout my body, break up like … Continue reading

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I Am All You’ve Got

Come to me with crinkled paper peeling from perfect bones, white like chocolate silver foil hanging from the tip of a toe a freshly opened cave for a heart. We embrace, tender as puddles filling with poison eyeless fish and … Continue reading

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Shelter

It’s easy for you to go home without me. It’s easy for you to take my hand and say no, like I’m some sort of wounded bird that wants to follow you to bed, white wings spread as if I … Continue reading

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Dew-Damp and Sap-Scented

He smiles as if he’s made of wood, coarse flesh, rough bark, I am unable to leave. I imagine we’re posing for a photograph, holding hands only because we were planted too close together. If I turn my head, I … Continue reading

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