Chaos

It's been a while. One night staring at the roof in darkness, feeling his thoughts dart and halt like a dragonfly. He couldn't be present, couldn't think a thought that didn't pulse out in fractal patterns of flickering light. The medication slowed that part of him down, for better or worse. They made his spirals … Continue reading Chaos

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The skills of solitude

They sat down, old friends finding their spot between the hubbub and aromas of the coffee shop. They caught up on each other's lives, spoke a while about friendships, love, and loneliness and that he'd been struggling with his own. They discussed desire as the issue of loneliness. She looked at him and thoughtfully intoned, … Continue reading The skills of solitude

A dot

She came around the corner, greeting before she was fully in his office. His forehead was resting on the palm of his hand - earphones in, head down, working. She walked closer, careful not to startle him, and was hit by the sharp smell. He was sour with yesterday's sweat. The paper in front of … Continue reading A dot