Mercy

Oh, golden, fragile summer of promise Settle down into my organs and marrow Teach me before you go. Melt and…

Letters

Well, I wrote you a letter, with my words pouring out all over that paper and dripping with loopy pen…

Devil Calls

Devil calls. The click and hiss flick. Pulsing through the city with the concentrated horde gathering over him, hailing him…

Conversion

For me, church was wood paneling and white brick, tall narrow windows and pews with crosses etched into them.  I…

The Gift Certificate

For Christmas I received a gift certificate to a local book shop from a student. Think of it. This was…

Celebrate

The energy was high today as students across our schools sang Christmas carols in unison. Classrooms were swept of crushed…

Face Collector

Tilt. Raw. Prick. Plague. Writhe. Desolate. I don’t keep things. I clear them.  But I fill up my body, like…

Brother

I am 35 years old and so is my husband, with three children and a dog, living in our four…

Colorado

When I was 15 I went to Colorado. We drove for over two full days in two (or more?  my…