Inkwell Spotlight: Lost

Footsteps down overgrown paths crunching like crumpled paper. My hands ran across aging bark, microscopic splinters nestling under calloused skin. Cold, damp air pressed against a body wracked with pain and...

Denial

I smile because I bare no pain but I cry internally for those that do. I laugh endlessly because I lack any burden to prohibit my laughter. My life is nothing close to weary. If perfection existed, my...

Breadwinner

We live in a society of people who love to compete. Through sports teams, and social status, through job promotions and resume fillers, and even through what we look like and how others feel about us. Wanting...

Divine Sign Language

It was in the middle of the storm when I first said it And actually meant it. It was pouring by then, And I found myself right in the middle of it, Getting soaked. They tried to offer me an...

Michigan

I’ve never been To Michigan But I think it would be nice   There are demons here And unknown fear And there it’s snow and ice   It’s the Great Lake State It’s a...

My Secret Garden

Wind wraps through the trees with a deathly moan Bright colors fade and wash into the earth With dust and dark and the crumbling stone   Leaving it all to enter the unknown Flowers wilting,...

The Night-Owl Across the Street

Tonight, my faceless friend, you have beaten me. From my window I can see the dark place upon your upper floor, where, on so many nights, I have seen your curtained lamplight winking back at me. At times,...

The Invisible Band Member

I am the invisible band member. I joined in 2015— That September. You hear my bells, You see me every game day. Those who attend the sporting event Are able to witness my presence. Yet...

The Bridge Between Reality and Fantasy

As the drawbridge lowered, I finally got a good look…at my virginity. I’ve never seen my virginity. We’ve never met in person, or maybe we had but I had no recollection. As the drawbridge lowered,...