Floridada

Floridada

    When we were out walking that day, our voices drowned by the sea, we talked about our bodies in a city of plastic surgery, how to love them without resenting gravity, the daytime moon pressing down on us as we walked side by side, stepping over dead men o’ war,...
The Interior Sidewalks of Mexico City

The Interior Sidewalks of Mexico City

    The Interior Circuit Francisco Goldman Grove Atlantic, July 2014 Sidewalks Valeria Luiselli Coffee House Press, May 2014   Reading Francisco Goldman’s The Interior Circuit and Valeria Luiselli’s Sidewalks is like driving down the same highway twice, but in...
Two Poems

Two Poems

    A Dozen Poems (I Mean Pelicans) Flew over My House Shouting Seaton (I Mean Sea) Stories Since I’d never seen pelicans in flight, and only in photos, pouches ballooning with bluefish, I was unprepared the first time I saw a dozen of them glide in formation along...
April Landscape, with Petals/Furrows/Wife

April Landscape, with Petals/Furrows/Wife

               Willow blossoms deep in the lane, a rooster calls out at noon.            Young mulberry leaves are still sharp and less than green.                                                                            —Fan Ch’eng-ta   In the waning dark old apple...
The Tree That Saved My Father’s Life

The Tree That Saved My Father’s Life

    Texting While Driving I’m waiting in the drive-thru for the sandwich I’ll need to split with the hungry, screaming toddler in the back seat when I get this text from my mom: “DAD IN ACCIDENT. TAKING LIFE FLIGHT TO OP REGIONAL. POSSIBLE INTERNAL BLEEDING. ON WAY...
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