Wrapped up tight, in cloth so soft, old and blue, the blankets loose as the curls framing your face. I’d join you there on your kitchen floor, sprawled like dogs left alone too long–so long they’ve forgotten how to howl– but I’m here and you’re there so I’ll lie on my carpet instead.   I’ll […]

Quick Write: About an animal

Lash a tail back, forth, back, forth, back then UP?–a question mark asking, as she gets to her feet, who are you, silly creature What do you know of anything Of me? Here stay still, sit, she seems to say as she preens; licking at a paw, catching her tail between tiny fangs–a predator, still– […]

Light a fire in the dark

Something sneaks up on me. Something, I don’t know what, but it’s a thing. A thing thing. A heart thing? A Feelings thing so I don’t know it at all. A feeling a flutter a fondness a what? I couldn’t describe it if you asked. I never could, and here in this busy silent town […]