standing in an airport. helping a stranger by holding their triplet infants wrapped in white blankets. their full moon heads so soft and perfect against me while they sleep.
standing on a beach with a nun wearing all white. she tells me that the woman out in the waves has been crying for me the whole time. i can see myself in a hospital bed, head wrapped, faced bloodied and beaten, drugged and in a coma. i’m embarrassed that she has seen me in […]
stepping into a large music hall. it’s a church i walked through in 1999. the one with the cafe and garden right next to where the tour guide told us about the stinking dead under the floor. there are pianos on both sides of the red carpet. they are from all over the world. some […]
Listening in on a phone call my boss is having on speaker. I’m annoyed by and embarrassed by her behavior. She is calling her son’s friends to tell them he has to be on a conference call with a potential employer or something. Molly is on the other end, being business polite but i know […]
the two boys are adolescent versions of themselves. they are on the couch on the ground floor being lazy slobs. they ask me if i know the Blue Man. What? I ask them. They say, yeah, we saw a blue man fly through here earlier. he was super fast. and as they’re describing it i […]
sitting on a long couch with several others. a man enters the room with a gift bag and sits down at the opposite end. he pulls out the gift inside and asks us for our opinion. it’s a collection of three perfumes with nature names, sea mist and such. he says he got them for […]
in a grocery store. this is my chance. i know i’m not allowed to speak. i’m not allowed to look around. but how else will i get out? i hold my white cane in one hand and steer a cart with the other, using it as a scooter to speed away from my overbearing parents. […]