Writing exercises in poetry, fiction, and experiments to unlodge writer’s block, too.
Abstain forty days: alcohol, sugar, cussing guilty pleasures, too. Pick your deadly sin: Nine thousand six hundred hour detox for the soul. Learn to sustain faith. Moderate your suffering. This modern thinking: hard rules to follow when progress, technology want us to be “free”; where virtual rules, instant gratification sets a precedent. Open your heart […]More
Overwhelmed by space. The same space I’ve had for years: something is different. Room by room: I see colors, linear clutter, compromised feng shui. Every single day there’s an unorganized mess where once was order. Sunrise to sunset, eyes flutter, spider webs spin spotless illusions. I wake to madness: Multiplying dust bunnies; mismatched missing socks; […]More
wounded, stolen heart. pierced by the most intense gaze. fear, hesitation: she does not know why they emerge, come to surface right now on this day. she second guesses feelings, as if it matters. prays aloud for strength to overcome this and everything else that conjures itself free of will. for even these things that […]More
she’s a longtime friend. who’ll be there in a heartbeat, once she gets the call. your long-lost sister full of advice and laughter: who knows you so well. once upon a face when we met, before email: voices on the phone two lives connecting old-fashioned, memories shared: practical magic. navigation: on, the highway is still […]More
Rear view mirror? Check. Side view mirror? Double check. Signal, safe to turn. Hand over hand. The wheels inch into the–blinding light? I readjust. There is little room to maneuver around him, but I do my best. Safe in the driveway, and then I open my door, into living rage. Accusations fly. He sees red […]More