Little Infinities

Brighton

Sunset in Brighton Beach, Melbourne | October 2017

One – You are the war
my sun wages in the horizon

Two – The same war that everyone
who loves has always fought
but has never won

ThreeBut I fight anyway.

Four – Because there are very few moments
that are worth both defeat and victory

Five – Every time with you
are those moments.

Six – When darkness
strips off the last sheath 
of pretense

Seven – You are the truth
that remains.

Eight – You are the secret
that gets spilled
in slumber
or when not sober

Nine – Yours is the name
that gets written on park benches
and whispered to shooting stars
and darn
dandelions.

Ten – You are who comes to mind
when John fvcking Legend
belts out a love letter

Eleven – I could almost make out
the longing bled by ink on paper.

Twelve

Dear You,
Love Me.

Thirteen – Love was born in April.
Love was born on April.

Fourteen.


Little Infinities is a collection of short musings borne out of huge emotions. In many of my travels, these are the kinds of stories I seek and live for, unlearn and let go.

Little Infinities

Baseline

View of Albert Park and Lake from a cab window. | July 2017

20 July 2017
Melbourne Tullamarine Domestic Airport

 

You are hazy as an afterthought; always have been.

But my skin burns in your presence, and that tells me you are very real. But also, finite.

And mortal.

Sometimes, I run a bath to remember you by. Water seems to help. It is almost as if it is a portal to my subconscious— there, where I’m probably a whole lot braver in making room for you in my life.

Often, I rake through every part of me that remembers you, struggling to make sense of the magic your being you holds over my head.

Always, I fall short in digging deep enough to find all the right, big words. So I scramble to hang on to the littlest of things to honour your memory.

For example: that you are blueberry cheesecake at the back of my throat.

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Little Infinities is a collection of short musings borne out of huge emotions. In many of my travels, these are the kinds of stories I seek and live for, unlearn and let go.

Little Infinities

Durden

Georgetown sunset from the rooftops | July 2015, Penang, Malaysia

July 2017
Georgetown, Penang

Someday, I will send you an envelope full of skies; and a postcard with just enough words to retell the summer you turned 25.

But all of it will be someday.

For now, I will fall out of your radar, hoping that the universe will fight back and align our stars again, like it did the first time.

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Little Infinities is a collection of short musings borne out of huge emotions. In many of my travels, these are the kinds of stories I seek and live for, unlearn and let go.