~||That night, the night||~

I felt every painful emotion in its rawest form that night, the night you abandoned me. And so, to drown my feelings of betrayal, no thanks to you, I carved on my right leg, lines; each representing different stages of my misery. The ice cubes I used to numb my flesh now stinging with red …

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A Series of Unfortunate Events: by Josie Griffith

Part 1 Darcy, with a glass of gin clasped between her hands as her elbows grated against the smooth surface of the bar counter, stared at nothing in particular as the events of just two hours ago, replayed itself before her, twinkled in her eyes, screamed in her ears, nibbled at her thoughts – everywhere. …

~||Speak||~

Consuming indecision and misery Burning away my peace of mind I once allowed myself to conquer you But evidently not this time. Overwhelmed and underestimated There’s a pattern to all of this Could have turned the tables But my window of opportunity was missed. Foolishly coercing myself Longing for things better left alone Told myself …

~||Thoughts Ⅲ||~

We’re all pretenders. Even I am guilty of wearing smiles in which faces on television screens taught me to perfect. But I cannot tell you about the synthetic strands of perfection in your life – only mine. I mask my emotions with pretense and mud so I’d attract no one; and those who dared question …