Tag: 100 words

  • What If

    What if they gave us everything we asked for, what would be left to want, what would be left to pray for? What if they gave us everything we needed, What would be left to lack, what would be left to beg for? What if all the color in the world is an illusion like…

  • Know ( )self

    Intangible thing, a belief in self — how is it that you cannot hold it, cannot wield it, cannot shield yourself with it? Because it cannot be grasped? But in the hands of another, it cuts deeply enough that you bleed for days, for weeks — filled with a dread so ripe you cannot help…

  • Named

    They said you were Aphrodite, when they found your face washed upon the shore. They saw the curve of your cheek and the angle of your jaw, and the curl of your hair, and named you Venus, named you Beauty, named you Love. They named you, without listening to your lips, without looking into your…

  • Stolen

    These aren’t my thoughts and dreams. I catalog a list of sins and hopes in blood that isn’t mine, spilled ink to paint every page of my life. They scream through me and I cannot harness, cannot tame, cannot rein them in enough to make their syllables legible, to make their horrors sound enough to…

  • Belief

    Believe me when I say I am more than this flesh more than this voice more mutable more movable than any other feast you have known any other dish you have sampled, have consumed. Believe me when I say I am nourishment and poison; I should know, shouldn’t I? I, who have swallowed this voice…