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
Writing exercises in poetry, fiction, and experiments to unlodge writer’s block, too.
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
Dinner is a wash: Holiday menu? Sold out. Out of my control. cheated out of a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving! it seems to be the theme lately…and how I feel about most holidays–even my birthday as it were. They’ve become less and less enjoyable with each passing year. Where once they were fun-filled with family […]More
this monotonous life: i thought I would be the one traveling the world. one city a year, in and out of love, never living in the past. these past twenty years all spent in one place. I had dreams of city lofts, houses by the beach. weddings, children, holding hands skipping far away. hopeful, open […]More