we are here to vote either for or against a new election.  we are given what looks like popcorn balls, styrofoam seed pods.  when you split them open children’s colorful refrigerator magnets are inside.  they aren’t letters, they’re symbols.  to vote for trump, you use any of the red magnets.  some of the reds are […]

driving to a state park with Quinn.  we’re going along the backroads around our hometown. it starts to look like we are going to the trailer park where i lived in high school but there aren’t trailers there now, it’s mansions. he tells me that an old friend gave him two of the narnia books […]

in a house, staring out the window at the most beautiful trees i have ever seen.  fire trees.  they look like living menorahs (with 5 flames instead of 7).  each flame, a huge orange-to-yellow leaf standing on end and glowing in the setting sun.  i ask john how he could ever live anywhere else, this […]

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 […]

there was some kind of commotion outside while we were having a cookout with the other tenants in this housing project. we realized the place was on fire.  a whole side of the building across the courtyard was up in flames.  ours was on fire too, but we thought maybe the fire department would put […]