Virtual Heaven

[LEAH FAIRCHILD’S COMPUTER>>PROGRAM PC0.0][DATE>>12/21/2023][TIME>>02:37, PST] >>LEAH     Persistent vegetative state.     The doctors said that I had no awareness. They said I couldn’t recognize even my own husband.      They said it was a mercy to let me die.     Before administering the drugs that would kill me, Arien hovered at the edge of my bed. His white coat… Continue reading Virtual Heaven

how to say: I Love You

to everyone I ever loved, am loving, will love you know how it iswhen your heart is full to burstingstretched, waitingfor a time to pour out everything inside ityou know how it iswhen words bubble up into your throatticklish, expectantfor a time to float out awayinto the worldthat's how i feel when i want to… Continue reading how to say: I Love You

Rainfall

To my grandpa---I love you always. An unacknowledged fear divides us, holds us back with steel, rolled and cold, drawing the warmth of our hands every time we dare touch the edge. We keep a safe distance. We observe each other, one hand outstretched, the rain of the skies falling all around us. The rain… Continue reading Rainfall