Tangled rope, held between two points

I’m tired of this

I don't want to talk with her. If I talk with, I'm reminded of how bad the situation is. I'm reminded of her delusions. I'm reminded of her struggles, her…
Staying in her life

Staying in her life

I meet her now for lunch. We share food and conversation. I can check in on how she's doing. She can see that nothing bad is happening to me. Her…

I have a story

I have a story inside me and I'm afraid it's so big it could blot out the sun. It rocks in the ocean of my belly and the waves come…

At her sleeping spot

I spotted her from the car by her rolling suitcase rather than by the scarf she always wears. The scarf, it turns out, is layered underneath the wool cape she…