Daily Archives: April 18, 2016

Swallowing Sun

“Sunshine cannot bleach the snow, Nor time unmake what poets know.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson “Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing…” – John Ruskin   .. It breaks, this day. Open, like an egg. In golden strings, strummed as song. … Continue reading


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The one in which she does not speak of moon, or sky, or sea {nor does she hyphenate nor parenthesize a single smidge}.

,, Keep it concrete. Neat. Enlongate both sentences and piece. There’s a war in Syria, perhaps, or a junkie’s needle in a haystack that needs further examination. Don’t rhyme in the middle; reason throughout. Tell a story instead of humming … Continue reading

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Unpeopling the Moon

 .. Too soon, we realize we are more snow than star, and melting fast into a vast and unstringed sky. The Milky Way’s a helix twist of fate and falling, hidden ’twixt the waning of this crescent home. We’re high … Continue reading

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Fractured Fairy Tale

… The gist: she got kissed. Bibbidi bobbidi boo, she wished. (Shoe fit. She wore it.) Hard to resist zealous prince. Dismissed jealous sisters hiss. Royal romantic tryst. Happily ever after wedded bliss. She, the bee’s knees he aimed to … Continue reading

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Just North of Dennison

.. My Grandma Ruth prit’neart raised 7 boys all by herself, in rural Ohio. Without a driver’s license. She washed the deeshes by hand each night, and ate fried feesh on Fridays. Grandpa walked the railroad tracks home every day, … Continue reading

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::Off Us::

.. The world is minding its own business today, and the fuss of us is no longer discussed, even at the water cooler. The sparrows are having a meeting to discuss the appointment of a new branch manager. The night … Continue reading

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