Monthly Archives: December 2012

Divisions

In the mornings, after leaving my father’s condo, I run through a garden of 55+ communities: Delray Villas, Rainberry Woods, Ashley Lakes, Palm Springs, Bridgeview, Delray Lakes, Country Manor, Palm Greens – all garnished with golf courses and strip malls. … Continue reading

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People I Met In A Hostel In Atlanta

A Vietnam veteran (I saluted him when I found this out, which he seemed to appreciate), who, when I confessed that my deep southern Alabama born and bred mother named me after a male character in Gone With the Wind, … Continue reading

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“Be your human, imperfect self and wait.”

I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith But the faith and … Continue reading

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On Wednesday, In The Late Afternoon

On Wednesday, in the late afternoon, I found myself parking in the Kroger lot and standing outside with my hands in my pockets, following the striking dark blue silhouettes the birds were making on the side of the building. I traced their … Continue reading

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Under-Construction

In the spirit of not wanting to study for my final, I found myself reading an author bio for a English language multimedia journal I was published in while I was living in China. I had long ago decided to publish … Continue reading

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Passing Showers

There are moments when I miss you so much I start sputtering saline all over my notecards and worksheets and textbooks and keyboard, stumbling over old blogs and letters in delicate envelopes in a sort of blind agony. A few … Continue reading

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Too Quiet

Standing there in the bog in southern Ireland all those years ago, there was an immenseness about the green marshy hills that was so intense I thought I might be swallowed whole in it, willingly, and become absolutely nothing in … Continue reading

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