Our eyes are never satisfied. We’re stripping the hole, trying to find a piece that fits to hold it all together. We’re building bigger gaps is all, trying to fill a void. Our eyes are never satisfied. Shhh… I’m trying to hear you in a song. Maybe since my eyes have failed me time and […]

My neighbor is calling the chicken again, waving a bag of chips like a dinner bell. “He likes chips,” she said the other day when she peeked her head from around the fence with the languidity of a cat. All I could think was: I thought it was a girl. But what do I know […]

My neighbor is calling the chicken again, waving a bag of chips like a dinner bell. “He likes chips,” she said the other day when she peeked her head from around the fence with the languidity of a cat. All I thought was: I thought it was a girl. But what do I know about […]

There was a dead bird in the freezer. It took her months to find in the slow process of purging past selves and reevaluating the space of her apartment, which had recently gone from two inhabitants to one, though the presence of the unknown little dead thing hung around her neck like Coleridge’s albatross. There […]

The rose colored glasses, etched in depression era like tattooed heirlooms of our mothers’ mothers, wouldn’t empty. Wine seemed to pour from the bottom of the glass up, always full, and so we continued to drink our fill. Even when my hands took life like a flight of birds, spilling red onto upholstery, my glass […]

*Illustration by Hans Bellmer   The sky was a perfect impenetrable blue with a stillness to its move like water. Henry wanted to reach for a flat stone and knock it loose. But instead he kept on walking, earbuds pressed against the cartilage of his ears like tiny fingers pressing out sound from the outside […]

Sometimes it’s easier to talk to              a stranger, no familarity, no expectations. And you find words              tumbling out of your mouth before your senses can tell you’ve let down your battlements. Godam. God am. Go dam your mouth. And I wish I had that unfilter all the time, but love and disillusionment and […]

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