A new piece written with Erin Dillon.
There's only a thick,
sympathetic silence between us.
"A determined soul will always manage,"
states the silhouette.
I shake my head in tender agreement.
The pink image of a girl
smiles down from a summery beer ad.
Her searing green eyes
capture my focus.
A number of men try shifting her gaze
but it belongs to me.
I tighten my grip
and whisk her into the stairwell.
"I ain't felt so safe in a long time,"
whispers the delicate starlet.
In his failure the believer finds triumph.