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oh balloons

If I’d seen him walking out of that prison into the arms of his wife and the photo which the journalist posted, I’d have sent a bunch of balloons up … Continue reading

February 16, 2018 · 1 Comment

Letting in

“Fitting in is when you want to be a part of something. Belonging is when others want you.” (Brené Brown and very wise middle schoolers) I want to be very … Continue reading

February 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

three ladies

one is sitting at a laundromat way past dusk in the dark in the middle of the metropolis with half a glass of white waiting for the load to be … Continue reading

February 14, 2018 · 1 Comment


our sink is splashed with plentiful colors, our apartment inhabited by friends, the streets pulsing with all the masses and this town claimed by music, beer, and joys. my love … Continue reading

February 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

a really very splendid good day

it didn’t start this way and it didn’t end this way either, this day and week and even month, but everything beyond the bells and responsibilities reminded me of the fact that … Continue reading

February 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Since 11/2/5

The day I’ll have done something other than live and write poetry for more than seven years, I shall remain with it forever.  

February 5, 2018 · Leave a comment


there’s an exhaustion that only ebbs, I know it. and then there’s this: fatigue, finally, which flows. the former comes from fraud committed against one’s purpose, the latter from flowing in … Continue reading

January 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

from one to

so this past weekend, a goldfish jumped out of a glass bowl and into the ocean. the more it was jumping, the smaller the bowl seemed and the larger and … Continue reading

January 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

getting this right

some started this year with goals such as to drink not, ban sweets, jog more, perhaps be kinder, too. all four are on my list, going strong on day 11. then I … Continue reading

January 11, 2018 · Leave a comment


so into the new year we hiked up the snow-covered mountain, vertically, far away from paths, and shelter to hide from the gruesome gusts. the name of the mountain resonates among … Continue reading

January 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

radio tune

for Christmas mass this year, we went to our local church made of red brick and village gossip. everything went as usual to the point where leaving the club still … Continue reading

December 24, 2017 · 1 Comment


last week I joined Twitter, solely for professional matters. (…as if I could just take off my private parts like a coat. oh no.) it claims to be the place where it … Continue reading

December 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

The First Quarter

If it so happens, graciously, that this is the first of four quarters, then the prospect is a mighty good one. And if there’s a succession of auxiliary verbs that … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · Leave a comment


our new apartment, which isn’t actually brand new anymore, but still occasionally feels this way when I commute back to it on the designated free days, holds up the roof … Continue reading

November 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

good work

it thrills and ignites, it swears and it sweats, it also bows and vows, it moves and it shakes, it stretches and bends, it serves and it lends, it hopes … Continue reading

November 9, 2017 · Leave a comment


It’s similar to a swarm, dark and expensively expansive, utterly unaware of itself due to collective socialization in privilege, and each staring at the portal or, occasionally, other objects of … Continue reading

November 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

setting up camp

and when I’d come home late after participating in the world — the loud one, run by mostly men — he’d built up our little tent the tiny, scrawny, yellow … Continue reading

October 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Labor Observations

After the initial period of perpetual novelty, routines begin to set into the labor that I do. Slippery mosses grow over and about these youthful, foolishly splendid attitudes of awe. It … Continue reading

October 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Three Days In

Three days into the new adventure, the new topics, dialogs and abbreviations, the new duties and responsibilities, the glass building, the parking chip, the entry card and electronic devices, the heels, … Continue reading

October 7, 2017 · Leave a comment


“Until death do you part,” they say, insinuating that one, there aren’t any other aspects of life that have the power to part just as harshly as death, and that two, … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · Leave a comment