The Torch-lit Journal

  • Serenade by apple core

    February 3, 2023 by There’s face I knew, singing a song from my childhood. There’s a face I knew, serenading me from the screen, more through her eyes and her smile than the language I never fully learned. She’s like a spirit guide, storytelling me through the melody, straight into her heart, the way those French singers always… Read more

  • Pilot

    February 1, 2023 by

    The deeper in I walked, the more the trees seemed to revel in my company. Twig-joint fingers drifted over my skin, sniffing the dewy air, frisking small rainbows for shared revelations, breathing in the excitement of discovery. Mist became joyous. It was like coming home to find that all travel had been irrelevant… and that… Read more

  • Carry-Jo

    January 28, 2023 by

    I’m far too rained-on,far too dark, like a storm over damp legs and elastic. Too many scars, all talking at once – Too many hurts for one good cry – The same wet stars behind the same burned eyes,allfalling…allitchingfor a scene to end,like a favourite movie on a loop… a page in a book that… Read more

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