My work building used to be a synagogue. There are still prayer tapestries on the high walls and once a year it fills for worship. Preparations are under way. The second floor is City Hall. It’s packed full of people holding gifts (ragdolls and plush toys, action figures and games), waiting for their favorite celebrity […]
In an abandoned History/Art museum with a friend. Telling her she has to see the Chicago room where it’s Union Station windows and a large dark painting of cherub-style pub life. Staying in a new apartment building that houses students. Taking a bath and noticing a gap in the wall where I can see through […]
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 […]