Creator: Christina Hanck

It’s so interesting how life works, how one little snag on the continuum of time can lead to your eventual doom.

I was recently watching The Final 24 documentary series on Nicole Brown Simpson. We all remember the story well. But in the recreation, we see Nicole’s mother accidentally drop…

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No one tells you
how it will end,
or when you know
you’ve reached
a rock bottom heart,
where I imagine
echo and void dwell
in these badlands,
in these drylands,
a tumbleweed of memory –
your dress socks
rolled into a ball
in some dust bunny corner;
loose change
atop your dresser;
a slamming door
a room away;
a long shower;
another lukewarm meal
in relative silence.
Yet we still cling
to that other
in this darkness;
our driftwood bodies
busy becoming one
in this bed,
in this flood
of our making.

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Carolynn Kingyens

Carolynn Kingyens

Wife, Mommy, and author of Before the Big Bang Makes a Sound and Coupling; available on Amazon, McNally Jackson, Book Culture, Barnes & Noble.