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 […]

in a World Market type store.  we’ve been allowed to shop today.  the things we’re allowed to get are limited and will be inspected.  but it’s a treat nonetheless.  we giggle and imagine and play down the aisles.  sexangary made a piece of art that she finds for sale there.  it’s a deep wooden frame […]

hiking alone at night over frozen snow.  when i reach my destination (a place where the starlight makes the snow glow blue-white) i look up to see the star in a moonless sky.  i find it easily, burning much brighter than any other star. i see it oscillating up there and remember my history lesson. […]

standing before a fence in the dark.  there’s a woman in the clearing wearing a green sari.  I feel drawn to her. I have to figure out how to get to her. flying through the air.  i’m on track to land in the clearing when something goes wrong.  i know i’m going down. i take […]

We’re walking up to the border.  right behind the giant painted sign welcoming us to Mexico is an arch of neon lights and flashing shapes: WELCOME TO BUCKETHEADLAND So this is where we’re going to live and find jobs. Ok! I can make this work.  I get a job at a facility that trains dogs. […]