Entries by Melissa Pierce

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Sexy isn’t the Kitchen Sink

The article I just read says “men who do housework are sexy.” The article is dumb. Decent human beings are an imperative. Sexy is a hundred steps beyond that. Why do people keep writing this crap? It’s as if the entire pay per view media complex is conspiring to keep your expectations low.  These types […]

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Paper Cups and Paper Cuts

Love sits in folding chairs, packed trains, and idle thoughts waiting for a break in conversation Love sneaks a poem into your pocket that is destined to become a hard pearl of dryer lint; Love undercooks your steak and demands your praises. Everything bleeds out; Love paces, wandering the cracks in the hardwood floor questioning […]

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Ninja Parlor Tricks

It was a mistake to make a parlor trick of her wall walking, the ninja thought, now people thrilled at the silent sound of her footfall before she dispatch them. They died with delight in their eyes, her employers wouldn’t like that. Still, the party had been extremely edifying for the ninja. It was nice […]