Rope The girl’s father laughs a little too hard when I say: She knows what’s important in life as his daughter whips the dime store jump rope over her head for the twelve thousandth time—laughs as if I’m joking, when really, she has it down—sparkly pink handles grimy with effort, her face obscured by her... Continue Reading →


Careful, I Just Won a Prize At the Fair

Careful, I Just Won a Prize At the Fair Don’t remind me how insufficient love is. You threw quarters into a bowl. We are bones and need, all hair and want: this fish won’t swim in a plastic bag forever. My makeshift gown is a candle, my breasts full of milk for our young— whose... Continue Reading →

Casey At the Bat (excerpt)

Casey At the Bat (excerpt) And now the leather-covered sphere came hurtling through the air, And Casey stood a-watching it in haughty grandeur there. Close by the sturdy batsman the ball unheeded sped— “That ain’t my style," said Casey. “Strike one!” the umpire said. From the benches, black with people, there went up a muffled roar, Like the... Continue Reading →

The Wasteland – A Game of Chess (excerpt)

The Wasteland - A Game of Chess (excerpt) I remember Those are pearls that were his eyes.“Are you alive, or not? Is there nothing in your head?”                                                                                        But O O O O that Shakespeherian Rag—It’s so elegant So intelligent“What shall I do now? What shall I do?” “I shall rush out as I... Continue Reading →

Share Your World – 2014 Week 34 Share Your World – 2014 Week 34 What is your favorite smell? What memory does it remind you of? Vanilla, it reminds me of my grandmother's delicious cooking. Name a song or two which are included on the soundtrack to your life? Do you play video/computer game?  Which one(s) or most recent?  I used to... Continue Reading →

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