His Shining Moment
He was waiting for his moment, to see understanding in her eyes.
The sloppy kiss, the big finish.
He mistimed it, she walked the aisle.
The Storm – Tweet 1
Storm clouds slip free, great black dogs unchained to maul at the world.
The winds howl their challenge, a bark worse than their bite.
The Storm – Tweet 2
The jacaranda sheds its petals, a shower of lavender.
The storm bites exposed branches, scratching secret messages against my window.
From the impregnable fortifications of time she spoke in a whisper – a shadow, a hallucination, a memory.
He had almost forgotten her.
A quaquaversal explosion, the melting Universe expands – her pupils dilate, her heart rises in her chest.
It was good for her.