Caitlin Suzanne Young
Sexy People Eat Sardines
I have never been able to tolerate canned tuna fish - the smell, the squelching sound it makes while it’s being mixed with anything else, the very concept of consuming it. The fact that this pulp fit only for animals is so frequently combined with my food nemesis - mayonnaise - only served to entrench this bias more deeply. While I still draw a line at eating shredded, watery meat from an aluminum can, I have made progress: today it is a symbolic boundary. I do regularly incorporate related sources of protein into my diet. And you might be surprised to learn that my gateway shelf-stable seafood was not the ubiquitous albacore, nor even canned or smoked salmon. It was whole sardines.
Lost & Found
Enough. Love, where do you go? Do not say nowhere - if we're being honest, enigmatic half-truths leave me hungry,
My Wild Twin
In a tenuous place of unpossessable riches I have carved out a hollow - made a home, where she and I can rest in our restlessness.
i pass through golden gates of softly beating wings - the fluid murmur of a pigeon splashing feathers in pools of shade,
The Golden Deathiversary of Arianne Marie
When you are twenty years old and you lose the love of your life, you do not realize that is what has happened. Not right away.
The front page of the Savannah Morning News featured a photograph of a city square lined with luminescent live oak trees, their twisted, glowing branches dripping with Spanish moss, drooping low over the streets. Below the image was a headline that made Claire cringe. Alone on a cobblestone sidewalk at the end of a long work day, her exhaled breath was a small sound of private exasperation.