Category Archives: News

Messengers

“Let’s consult the oracle,” my friend Val said, whipping out her phone to look something up. This is not the time to stop seeking. Truth, answers, kindness, love, hope. I am looking for messages, and their messengers. So I decided … Continue reading

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The Bad Seed

“Good morning, Princess,” the Storm Trooper says. He calls all women Princess, yet it never gets old. His sidekick, Darth Vader, is a glorified hand truck. “Morning, Stormy,” I say, and fist-bump his glove. It’s unfortunate that one of my … Continue reading

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Media

Nice people from Al Jazeera America came to visit me at the ruins of my property last weekend. Check it out. I have some other stories to tell you, but they’ll have to wait. Stay tuned!  

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The Last Minit

The Last Minit: A villanelle (with apologies to all real poets) I never went, and so you went away. You weren’t that good, but I thought you would last. My car broke down, I ate your food for days. I … Continue reading

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Streetlights

It was cold for real when I arrived. Rain barrel: frozen. Drinking water, olive oil, dish soap  (watered down for the little froggies): frozen. You know you have an “unheated space” when you must put liquids in the fridge to … Continue reading

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Treading Water

Hey! The bone marrow transplant worked! It was “over 90% successful.” Now my mom has my DNA, my blood. “This could lead to some interesting scenarios,” my Aunt Norma joked. I like to brag that I kicked cancer’s ass, but … Continue reading

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Flotsam

“When the thunderstorm hits, you want to be inside.” -Overheard at Starbucks. You should see my trees. Long-limbed and lush-leaved, they are growing in a fully horizontal “habit”, as the plant dorks say. For now, they are exotically private jungle … Continue reading

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