in a dark space.  finding the end of a rope on the dirty concrete.  following it through rooms until it led me to an 8 year old girl wearing a backpack and school clothes.  explaining that i’m going to take care of her.  that i know it’s a little weird because we’re different races, but […]

working at a hospital.  there is a large 13 year old girl giving the nurses a hard time.  they are tying to be patient but they can’t get past their own assumption that this is some ghetto girl who will never learn.  i visit her and i see that her eyes are dry.  she looks […]

I dreamed I was teaching creative writing at 8pm on Mondays. And whatever picture 4 year old Jaimie picked to color in a scribble, that’s what would come true. Last year it was a giant dinosaur lost off a country road. We tried to coach her into seeing a girl standing at a door with […]