The Drought of You and Me

by Sandy Ackers

I reach out for you, but find myself grabbing empty handfuls of air. Your words, which used to flow around me like the comforting water of a familiar brook, have become drips from a leaky faucet. I can’t decide whether to keep banging on the tap, trying to force it open, or to fix the leak and silence it forever. My desire to drink deeply straight from your lips never ceases. But for now, I can only hold my parched tongue under the faucet. I carefully catch each and every unsatisfying drop as it falls.


Sandy Ackers is a writer living in San Francisco. Her blog - Strangling My Muse: Struggling to Live a Creative Life in a Stressful World - can be found here.