You didn’t look nine months pregnant. You said you felt it, though. Said you felt like a pepper grinder in dance class. I thought that was so funny, it kept running through my mind. Your house reminded me of the Alamo. It was spare, with adobe walls. I can’t say that it’s a very apt […]
In a manner of speaking, people were not who they appeared. The jack o’lanterns were grinning, grinning up and down the lane like an appreciative audience. Fire hydrant, said the dogs. Heaven-sent. Howl enough. Ribsy ribsy. Fortuitous leaves shade the sidewalks. Sinister furry things, winged bats velvet as night. They sing Kyrie Eleison, Lord have […]
It’s a flammable world, and we are the tinder. Spar masts and flax rigging, your English sails wouldn’t bear the heat, whiplashed and snapping like a thunderclap. Ashley’s playing electric guitar and I’m drinking already. It surprises me when people say I’m well-read. It’s not true, but I like it. An autodidact is always attractive. […]
She had wanted a boy who would call her Baby, just like that, like a name and less that she was his child but she wanted that too, how could she want so much and how could he give it all and retain his importance? It was that importance with which she was unfamiliar. His […]
I keep wishing for the days to go faster. They stretch interminably, blue sky blue sky blue sky long.