standing in our front yard at night.  noticing the gray stripes of large snakes taking over the yard. i point them out to a friend and we go inside. trying to clean up our home.  our relationship has reached a level of dysfunction that is visible to all who walk in.  his kid doesn’t even […]

Andrea has moved to a new apartment.  It’s several flights up and has a view of the Lake.  I don’t know what to say to her, we’re all supposed to send her something.  So I send clip art of a red house with a blue roof hopping away toward water and a happy green tree […]

i move into a different apartment. this one is in a high-rise. in the hallway going to the elevator i see amanda.  she’s calling for help because a man is in her apartment in the same building.  she says she was trying to be nice but he won’t leave and she doesn’t want to be […]

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 […]

some kind of fair or block party.  there is a xeroxed giant bee floating in the sky and a sign saying to watch for the doofus dad.  people bring lawn chairs to watch.  sure enough, as a crowd runs away toward the parking lot, a man in a fishing hat carrying chairs and a cooler […]

we’re going to bake a pie or something but first we need to find the required tools: levels, T-squares, wrenches. we have replaced the online stock images for “refugee” with the face of a white man.  if everyone who sees stories of refugees sees a white man as the victim, maybe they’ll do something to help. […]