Atavistic Lipstick/Silversword/Counting/The Chase – by Jeffrey H Toney

A Collection by  Jeffrey H Toney, PhD Atavistic Lipstick Stepping onto the grimy commuter bus, her beauty jolted me from my daily stupor.  Bright red vinyl facing benches held three passengers, one seat unoccupied next to her.  I joined her as we jerked towards the next stop.  Leaning against the window, warm dry air blew…

Silversword / Counting / The Chase – by JEFFREY H. TONEY

A Collection by Jeffrey H. Toney, Ph.D.   Silversword   She was my silversword, a distant cousin to the daisy.  Rare and delicate, slowly emerging from fecund volcanic ash, her beauty drew me in.  Her shiny veneer reflected the sun as if each leaf had been dipped in silver pools, a sly alien dot rooted…

Atavistic Lipstick – by JEFFREY H. TONEY

Atavistic Lipstick Jeffrey H. Toney   Stepping onto the grimy commuter bus, her beauty jolted me from my daily stupor.  Bright red vinyl facing benches held three passengers, one seat unoccupied next to her.  I joined her as we jerked towards the next stop.  Leaning against the window, warm dry air blew past her cheek…