Rot

    I pushed you away because I knew I could’ve been full with you, and I can’t allow that to ever happen. Who am I without misery? What am I worth if I’m not tortured? “Colors are only ever true in the dark,” I used to say. I am a monochromatic rainbow and you reflected starlight like nobody’s business. You were a threat to my identity and for that you paid dearly. Now that you’re gone, I can safely rot. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ovidiu Avrămuș (@ovidiuav)

  • Full

    I thought we were two halves of the same moon, and in my heart I still believe we are. You always said our timing was wrong and I always thought it was us who were wrong. Not for each other,…

  • Inexplicable

    You stumbled upon the broken down house at the end of the street that no one goes down. For some inexplicable reason, you liked it there. The constant creaking of the wood wasn’t enough to dissuade you from staying, and…

  • The Door

    “I have held on to the key for all these years and have never been brave enough to use it. Or cowardly, most would probably argue.” And now I hold it in my hand as I stare at this door.…

  • Her Roses

    She loved roses, so I went and bought rose seeds to plant in our garden and grow some just for her. She was ecstatic when I told her about it and said she couldn’t wait for them to grow so…

  • Darkness

    It has burrowed itself and built a home in the deepest depths of my mind. No attempt to excise it will ever succeed. It is a part of me now and I am powerless against it. Its heavy growls abound…

  • Monster

    I keep it locked and hidden away behind the farthest door down the longest corridor in the darkest corner. I used to tell myself it was to keep other people safe from it, but now I wonder if it’s not…

  • Throes of Life

    On February 10th, I was telling Teodora somewhat jokingly that we should make a comic together; I would write the episodes and she would draw them, just like I’ve been doing with the stories for her portraits. Today we published…