A snippet of fake conversation.

  "I think it'll always be there." I say, wiping off another counter. "What will?" You ask hesitantly. " That intense need to feel... I don't know... Heard by the other person. I don't think it goes away." "So, we learn to live with the urge to fight?" "No, I think we... Learn to fight …

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Embrace.

When people who know me ask how I'm doing, I find myself saying "I'm hanging in there" or "I'm doing okay," and I don't think much of it. Of course, with all the pain that sits behind my eyes that they know about, and all the pain hidden deep down in my heart, I couldn't …

The world at sunset.

Shadows meet at sunset Telling dark secrets Windmills tell jokes across plains Try to make the other laugh Lakes reflect upon their day As the sun says goodbye And the telephone wires They settle further into their roots in the ground Buildings slowly turning off Though some lights to stay on through the night Birds …