Do you know what a psychopath is? It’s worth knowing because they do exist and can be very skilled at pretending to be the opposite of what they are. Callous, selfish, insincere, lacking in empathy and acting without remorse, psychopaths can be very charismatic and put on a great show of caring for others. I don’t know how common they are but I’ve definitely met at least two. Continue reading
“I was born when she kissed me.
I died when she left me.
I lived a few weeks while she loved me.”
Melodramatic stuff. Continue reading
I made myself vulnerable
To give you everything I am.
You tore it up dispassionately.
Why? Continue reading
I miss you,
Whatever you are,
I liked it,
I knew what you are. Continue reading
That’s one of the first things said to Kirk Douglas’ character in The Bad and the Beautiful. 1952 was a long time ago. He would have been 35 for most of that year. Now he’s 100 and you have to delve into the extended cast (and those much younger) to find others who still live. It’s difficult to imagine a world where almost everyone alive right now is gone… and you’re still hanging in there. Continue reading
Lying on a beach,
You coldly ask:
“Why are you still here?”
(What’s this about?
I’m your boyfriend,
I’m on holidays with you…
…half-way around the world…
…you asked me here.)
“Because of how I feel about you.” Continue reading
When I feel nothing,
It’s harder than feeling pain.
Pain, anger loneliness,
Longing to see you again. Continue reading