Flowers

Today I bought myself flowers, bright and colorful from the store. I put them in a vase with water, I knew what they were for. I sat there and I stared at them. I moved them place to place. I thought how beautiful, as tears slid down my face. I’ve learned this is a grown …

Enough

Every day it keeps repeating, the wish, I wish, would stop, that my love would be bigger, that my love would be enough. Enough to keep the tears from falling, the fists from clenching up tight, the falling, the writhing, the screaming, the fears that wake her up at night. Bigger than every worry, every …

Sex, Money, Kids

We got married in a Pentecostal Holiness church. I’ll never forget the marriage counseling we did before the wedding. The preacher said to us that the three things we would argue the most about would be sex, money, and kids. You know what? He was right. I’m not sure that everything really sinks in when …