Prose 2017-12-28T00:13:16+00:00

winter collection

January 1st, 2018|

cracking winter arrived early bringing the clouds down low to the tips of trees at the tops of the hills so it felt like I was in the mountains the high peaks came to me since I could not visit [...]

profile

January 1st, 2018|

soft smooth skin plump reddened cheeks spider web wispy hair ending in airy curls sunlightened I am the mountain time is the river rushing you down away from me leaves me old tall barren cold at night in purple early [...]

mornings

January 1st, 2018|

as a child I leapt out of bed before my eyes were full open ran to see what would greet me a young woman jumped landed with her feet flat on the floor hurried to make a dent, press her [...]

mountain ocean

January 1st, 2018|

dark blue clouds cling to the deep forest green as sunlight awakens making late autumn mountain slope look like mid summer promise of a long, hot, bright, windy day I love when our sky reflects  shades of ocean a million [...]

pink sky

January 1st, 2018|

pink sky as the sun rises shows her feminine side for a change last night, after she set jet streams high above were still lit in that hue as the rest of us fell under darkness pulling jackets close beginning [...]

dandelion

January 1st, 2018|

we arrive at the city park and I first notice the trampled grass the used space the lack of surprise but she instantly cries with delight as she grabs a yellow dandelion hands me the gift grabs a dandelion wisp [...]

birds

January 1st, 2018|

sweeping across the sky towards not south arcing in ingrained formation showing me rhythm, flight surrender to the inevitable slanted light now makes them look darker, blacker the blue behind deeper I should gather acorns in preparation for my own [...]

Twelve

December 9th, 2017|

She was coming.  I could feel it. Preparing to revolve from my inside out. And what would leave with her from me? And what would stay from her with me? We began as union and now we would dance together [...]

Eleven

December 9th, 2017|

Summer The day rustled me back from a mid-afternoon nap. Sunlight beckoned my flickering eyelids and muscles began to twitch, toes and fingers creeping under the blanket. My mind shivered from sleep to awake, recognizing light, hope, warmth, and then [...]

Ten

December 9th, 2017|

And then home. I was nearly outlived by the scent of pine needles on the wet ground of a temperate rainforest. I knew other things then. Things that had been burned into sunsets on wooden decks and meadows in the [...]

Nine

December 9th, 2017|

‘He’ll be with you in just a minute,’ Teresa said, pointing to a chair at the table. I sat down. ‘Are you sure you don’t want your parents to come in with you?’ I shook my head and coughed. For [...]

Eight

December 9th, 2017|

The day after my lung had been re-inflated, my head fell off. When Dr. A inserted the catheter between my ribs on my right side and then hooked it up to suction, my entire body had gone into spasm with [...]

Seven

December 9th, 2017|

Two tomorrows arrived and faded and the chest tubes remained inside of me. The pain was overwhelming, leaving me desperate and weak, and the noise from the nurse’s station just outside my door made me too anxious to sleep so [...]

Six

December 9th, 2017|

On a spaceship, passing by. The world outside was alien, where plants grew leaves that breathed the same air as people walking so far below I could only imagine them, not see them. And I pictured them carrying umbrellas—it had [...]

Five

December 9th, 2017|

Hazy, wakeful moments staring out the window over Central Park mixed with slipping into a stupor were only interspersed with periodic x-rays and deliveries of food. Mike, the x-ray tech was young, tall, and handsome and always surprised me by [...]

Four

December 9th, 2017|

The boat was caught in a current and I wished the mud to stick fast to the bulwark, to keep me from sliding towards the open waters, but the tug was too strong. I could not paddle up, only gaze [...]

Three

December 9th, 2017|

Morphine doesn’t always work. On May 18th I would learn that as fact, the way I had once learned that the circumference of the earth is approximately one hundred eight times the distance to the sun. But on this day [...]

Two

December 9th, 2017|

As the entire history of everything collided right behind my eyes, forever sunken specks into my present mind, I dared not look too closely or I might spin myself around. Dizzy, I would become lost in the myriad universe of [...]

One

December 9th, 2017|

The descent out of unconsciousness marked a time of dreams for me. Not gentle ones. The second time I awoke I realized I was not buried. Worse yet, I was alive, and people and machines around me were prodding, poking, [...]