Your Most Transcendent Ice Cream Experience

It is not quite evening in the early days of summer & your bare thighs are on my mother’s deck furniture. You tell me how conventional wisdom has steered you wrong and how sunburns remind you of your parents' divorce  & I think about the night I took you out for ice cream and later …

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Write from this quote from Claude Levi-Strauss, “I am the place in which something has occurred.”

I am the fallout of a sunny day in September. I am in debt from listening to lectures spewed from the mouths of journalism professors who openly admit to being cynical about the jobs I’m applying for. But what options do I have with student loan payments and journalism being what it is today?   …

Why Those Shoes

The bleary-eyed boys, a quarter century old, caged in by time: the impending prime of their life, nearly skip over the pile of misc. leather shoes whose matches may be buried in Auschwitz or Dachau or in another pile in another museum or in the fertile soil of the collective memory, but instead they pause, …

Making Soup

 Blankets beckon the rain, and I indulge in a half-dozed dream state, giving my mind a good stretch into the far corners. I keep an ear on the weather: the cloud, the gloom, the shadow cast waking in a large bed alone, the mid-autumn grey, when it all sinks just a little. Things get quieter …