Monthly Archives: May 2011

Movie

“We should get the laundry,” he said, and I said, “Wait a minute more.” We just sat there in the car, seats back, watching the trees on the edge of the parking lot. “You see how those trees in the … Continue reading

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While Listening to “Chasing Cars”

A television is hanging silently over the treadmills. Dark shaky handheld camera footage is playing out silently over the announcement: Death Toll rises to 116 in Joplin MO Tornado. Captions scroll out over the muted screen. OH MY GOD. [SCREAMING] … Continue reading

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Omen: Unknown

In the beginning of the dream, I found myself running in complete blackness. I could hear the wind, feel my feet on the ground, but see absolutely nothing. It was the kind of blackness one can only experience in a … Continue reading

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The Meditation Room

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Light Without Fire

I see a light, but no fire. Is this what my life is to be like? Better to head for the grave. A messenger comes, the grief-courier, and the message is that the woman you love is in her house … Continue reading

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We Will Abide

Twenty minutes before my shift at work, I was finishing up my lunch in the depths of the nature reserve. Walking back, even at a quick pace, I caught sight of turtles, snakes, frogs, songbirds, butterflies, spiders, and large graceful … Continue reading

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Lost

What Do I Do When Lost In The Forest? Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here. And you must treat it as a powerful stranger; Must ask permission to … Continue reading

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