In a 50s style Dairy Queen.  Waiting 3 hours for a chocolate shake and flipping out at the servers.  Finally getting my shake and it’s warm, dark liquid. In a sitting room crowded with furniture and books.  I open a coffee table book. The pages are thick and coated like wallpaper samples.  Some drawings are […]

standing on stone steps in a city that feels like it is indoors.  there is water running down the steps in a slow shallow waterfall, smooth as glass it diverts around my sneakers. they say the city is moving.  they have to.  it’s too wet.  i think this is ridiculous.  the green planes atop the […]

cleaning up a second floor common area in our dorm/school.  it’s a huge open space with white couches lining the walls. a guy is there and he’s nervous because it’s his first day working for us.  he’s running the before and after school program for local kids.  he asks me how many kids he should […]

me and my cousins, sitting in the front room at my grandparents’ house.  we joke about how we don’t want to adjust the couch cushions because we’re afraid of what we might find.  this place hasn’t been cleaned in years.  i sit on the floor in front of the couch laughing.  i look up at […]