I recently arrived home from the beach. Yes, the beach in November. Who does that? Apparently my family. It was cold and windy and I had to wear layers of clothes to keep from freezing. I still had a good time looking for shells along the shore. I found a few nice ones, but more […]
In glowing rainlight we soak on this glum ramble. We swallow
beration like boiled sweets; it sticks in our throats.
have come a long way
from MAC, Dior, Guerlain;
Vera Wang, McQueen, Gucci…
Narrated by Sandi Leibowitz Cherry-sprigs on almond silk In the vintage clothing shop this kimono speaks to me How kissing-ripe your lips will look against my cherries, it seems to say “One hundred years old,” the shop woman informs me. “Very special.” The mirror shows me shuddering in its soft wings less courtesan than […]
The planet hasn’t been this warm for millions of years. Jungle is the new skin.
There’s a bowl of chilled honeydew melon on the nightstand. The glistening green cubes bristle with crystals of fleur de sel.
And then there were the drummers again, parading up and down and along streets, marching complex formations in open fields, drum majors with their gaudily decorated staffs at the front, flag bearers and matching sets of flag twirlers in front of them.
Murphy was more of a daydreamer than a doer. In an acid test of his resolve to simplify his life, he put his latest thought experiment into action. He quit his part-time job as a pet sitter, donned a hazmat suit and dropped off Schrödinger’s cat at the nearest animal shelter. Whether the test animal […]
You didn’t show. Three months past the expiry date of our marriage and I still believed you. For weeks your little jumping-bean practiced songs, elated that her daddy was coming for her birthday on an arrow-plane. I put up the glittery balloons in the kitchen and waited. When Talia ran in for birthday breakfast and […]
The black river flowed, strong and deep, across a gray plain as flat as a sanded tabletop.