the visit

feet first.

shuffling to the door.

so tenderly. so carefully. so gently.

smile second.

carefully placed on a long-ago face.

i introduce myself and you graciously let me enter.

not knowing what to do with the hot meal i brought.

put it away, i suppose.

with the other things that you’ve forgotten.

Continue reading “the visit”


fatal. that is our relationship.

gone before it even started.

I’m so sorry.

the friendship we could have had…

that never will be.

because. Fatal.

russian, bettas, homeschooling…

hobbies, similarities which won’t be spoken of.

because. Fatal.

gone. tumbling in the intersection.

lives touched. affected. shattered.

even before ours crossed.

because. Fatal.

I’m so sorry.

For Natalja

smileyhappysarah, 10 Dec 2021