Monthly Archives: April 2015

Red

This, she does not know: He has had this conversation before, during three consecutive morning showers at least. Once soap got into his mouth since he was ranting so wildly. Bitter taste for bitter words. This, he does not know: … Continue reading

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Funerals

Ours being a large family aunts and uncles have been dying unsettlingly regularly for years. I have come to know how funerals work. The suppressed warmth when greeting those we only see on these occasions; the priest who must act … Continue reading

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Silence

You don’t know how to stop. I don’t want to start because I see the drop. And so I weigh this dart and try to hold it back. (Letting fly would be weak.) You say my face looks black. You … Continue reading

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Coriolanian Rage

I shall use this wrath which eats my human heart and feeds the beast inside me. I shall distil anger from my darkening soul and mete it out as venom. I shall come out double-sworded with ire-forged sinew and bone, … Continue reading

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Play Life Play

We force our children to stop playing their games and to start serious life. “Stop playing”, we say, and “Come out and live serious life; it’s much more fun.” Only, we lie, it’s not more fun. In fact, I fear, … Continue reading

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