Kin

Woke, and instantly fell into the morning like a fever. A fever so beautiful and vapid, I wanted to grasp it with my fingers like tree branches reaching out to touch the intense green of a summer morning in appalacia…

Sequence: Part Three

Should we stay here another year? 5% increase in rent and a broken bathroom sink Maybe not. Maybe it’s time to move on and gather all of our things in all of the appropriate luggage efficient manners. Lifetimes thrown in…

Sequence: Part One

He stood two to three feet shorter than he had thought. She was wearing clothing she had never seen before and particularly despised. Both faces marred with the curses of burn victims. Both lacking a symmetry they both expected. Ivy…

A Sidewalk Bench

Twenty seven pieces of paper strewn across the ground Some right side up and others upside down. Tiny words made with tiny amounts of ink Headlines and music reviews and movie clips and dictated arguments and half finished thoughts and…

Town

The people down the street well we get along just fine we get together during the week and we play music in living rooms with hardwood floors and heavy drapery On the weekends we see each other out to dinner,…

Stages

And now you’ve nothing on me You’ll never again know my dress patterns if I wear brown with black in any successful fashion. The fabric texture of my jackets will elude you where does he buy his groceries? And now…

Etymology

Last night you brought me some objects from the beach– starfish, whale tooth, fish skeleton- a flounder with bad luck, you said. You draped seaweed over your head And called it mermaid hair, reminding me of the day you swam…

On Fruit

“Knowledge” is a fair rhyme for “orange” (the fruit), though it’s evident that very few people have noticed this, despite rather obvious connections between justified true belief and the vivid pigments of a citrus rind. “Orange” is also the name…

Horizon

This is not a script. This is no Hollywood box office smash. There are no special effects There is no one in makeup. No one to hide your age No one to produce battle scars on you. There is no…