Through the hurried thought and passages of guilt, in prose I find you.

Barb feels another one bubbling up. She wonders quickly what the hell she must have eaten for lunch. She tries to gulp the belch down with a quick swallow.

“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations.
They’re quite aware of what they’re going through.”
“Changes”
David Bowie

“During the hard times, it’s important to focus on the things you can change in that moment instead of what you should have or could have done differently.” – Annie Thorisdottir, Crossfit athlete

The macabre ascend from vanilla and pool in crimson.

casting shadows
on walls
with love play