Fall back with me one hour, for free- season changing, daylight waning- stay in bed and see. If you want more there’s hours galore- night extended, time suspended- this is what they’re for.
Audio Oh I would walk with you through the mulberry grass ’til our toes were painted blue and your fingers brush my hand. Sit me down by the tree when our legs don’t want to stand. You can strum, I will sing in our new two person band. But you don’t play that song, not for […]
Audio Here you are right at my feet you’re unassuming, solid, sweet. You fit so tight and so complete that I forget the void beneath. You lay there still, but still I slip, you look like someplace I could trip, we met and then I lost my grip, look out below- manhole- I flip. From where I […]
Get in your car. Wait for it to warm up, like he would do. When your impatience catches up to you, 20 seconds later, put the gear in drive and head onto the highway, north. Pass the 7-mile and 8-mile and 11-mile exits and the accompanying suburbs thereafter. Don’t check your phone or pick at […]
one I lived in a gleaming sterile 42-story complex in midtown Manhattan. It was one of the biggest buildings I’ve ever been in, but it still sat in the shadow of the Empire State Building just behind. New York has a way of offering a ready reminder that you can always have more. I never […]
When I was married, I figured out the perfect plan to make the relationship work: if my husband and I both had strong feelings about a topic, we would compromise. And, if one person didn’t care and the other had an opinion, then that person would get what they wanted. It wasn’t complicated or clever it was […]
If you saw God– if it revealed itself to you thru some miracle or burst of light some inner flame, or burning bush, some apparition or death revoked– you would carry it in you always. You would know.
One night along a shallow lake there lay a campsite, pitched and staked, logs for a fire stacked beside in silence under dusky skies. None knows yet how this scene shall play- with plans abandoned, hopes dismayed? They may appear only to quit, no hammocks swayed nor matches lit. Perhaps they will not come at all– cold hearts and feet don’t wander […]
How many times can we bend till we break? How much strain can you take? What’s your tensile strength? Hold me, and then Like a kite with no weight Pull the line nice and straight Out of sight into space. If I pluck the string Will it vibe and erate? Will it snap in my face? What […]
I wondered if the blood would attract the shark. But even as I watched him through my mask, even as I sensed his concentrated raw power that could be unleashed at any moment, even when he turned so that he was not just swimming but swimming toward me my period had not yet come. How odd that neither […]