standing in our front yard at night.  noticing the gray stripes of large snakes taking over the yard. i point them out to a friend and we go inside. trying to clean up our home.  our relationship has reached a level of dysfunction that is visible to all who walk in.  his kid doesn’t even […]

i have messages from mo and oona.  they want me to schedule dinners with them when i arrive back in oxford.  at first i’m excited and trying to figure out which day of the week works best.  a man comes delivering newspapers and i see him through the frosted glass of my front door while […]

Hannah having trouble breathing when on her side, but ok when she’s on her belly.  Wishing I could do more for her.  Promising I won’t leave her. Driving by a field and seeing my grandpa walking toward the road, looking to be in great health. Feeling near tears because we can’t stop to see him. […]

sitting on a couch at a low-key party.  facing a tv with a staircase to our right.  the woman next to me explains that she and her husband had another person in their relationship for a while but it didn’t work out.  her husband nods and says that he was fine with having another person […]

julia sent me a video of my cats. she knew i missed them.  i ran up to the computer lab to watch it but my college roommates were already there, in my account, playing it before i even had a chance to see it.  they were oblivious to boundaries and expected privacy and didn’t understand […]

i move into a different apartment. this one is in a high-rise. in the hallway going to the elevator i see amanda.  she’s calling for help because a man is in her apartment in the same building.  she says she was trying to be nice but he won’t leave and she doesn’t want to be […]