The Perfect Day for Doom (A Dream)

The creak of a rowboat. A splash of oars. My eyes open and flutter in the glare off shallow-trough waves. The water is funneled through this local inlet, pooling under the Old Bridge, as they Continue reading The Perfect Day for Doom (A Dream)

Body, here. What can I do for ya?

Body: Body, here. What can I do for ya? Brain: I need simple carbs. Sugar, in fact. Yes, give me lots of sugar. Body: Can do, Boss Lady. But, I gotta be up front with Continue reading Body, here. What can I do for ya?

The Lunacy of Time

Dear Sirs and Madam: Here I’ve been, curled up on the couch, spying on the lawn, admiring the bushes and trees. What you might expect. Yes, it’s the same yard where the robin incident occurred, Continue reading The Lunacy of Time

Afternoon at a Friend’s House with The Tide Coming In (Circa 1995, A Juxtaposition Piece)

It’s midafternoon and dark in here. An electric fan drones in the open window and funnels the summer heat through. The one on my right sits in an easy chair wrapped in a plaid robe. Continue reading Afternoon at a Friend’s House with The Tide Coming In (Circa 1995, A Juxtaposition Piece)

Years Ago My Friend and I

Years ago my friend and I sat outside a café in the bright shine of early spring. “What were you thinking?” he said, a question he had not asked in months. We had been sitting Continue reading Years Ago My Friend and I

Thoughts About Theme Genesis

Any old lark can set herself to thinking, and I’m such a visual person, so I’m going to attempt to sketch one of those weird moments when I saw a thought happen: Random memories had Continue reading Thoughts About Theme Genesis

Familiarity

Here goes…. Life has felt unfamiliar to me at times—the whole business of interacting with matter–I’m astonished to be moving through air. Like moving through a dream. Open doors, float through them, step onto the Continue reading Familiarity