hannah’s nose fell off.  at first it was just loose, you could lift it up off her face like a hinged door.  but then one day i came home and it was just gone.  i looked around the house for it but couldn’t find it.  i went to see my dad and my uncle to […]

talking to a friend in my living room while my husband dries off after a shower in the bathroom.  i need to get something in there so i squeeze past him as he’s wrapping the towel around his waist, reach for the item and return to the living room without shutting the door.  i wonder […]

hiking in a national park near a state college campus, i come across a canyon.  a circle of waterfalls rushing into the center, a small pile of mossy stone islands in the center. superimposed on the waterfalls are yellow subtitles in japanese.  they say how tall each section of the falls are and how fast […]

dreamed i was joining some circle of women as a religious rite but it was more like a shaman circle than a coven.  there was big news that the ancient ones would wear red knit hats to denote their role in the universe.  i had a hat just like it but mine was blue and […]

it’s some sort of pagan commune/vacation home.  there are about a dozen of us.  we have our own dorm rooms and the hallways are tight and dark.  one room enters another realm.  anyone can go in.  once there, you sit on a bed and drink the tea on the nightstand.  it’s hot and sour.  once […]

at the pet store.  speedwalking through the aisles.  the place is dirty.  the glass cases are blurred with fingerprints and gunk.  there is hamster bedding everywhere.  but i find her.  a little baby hannah, just a couple months older than when we first found her.  i needed her since the first hannah was getting older […]