war planes in the sky. too many bunched together, helicopters too. there is a collision. a helicopter crashes into a neighbor’s home. my dad rushes up to rescue the pilot and start first aid. the planes clear out but another craft floats by soundlessly. an alien craft. diamonds of wavy stained glass in vibrant colors, […]
we’re on a boat. we know it’s going to flip as soon as the wave rolls under us at the wrong angle. me, my mom, my sister, and my cousin. age 1991. we don’t have life jackets. the water is incredibly deep. the shore is very far away. somehow we are rescued. the dream skips […]
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 […]
Rescuing a big white dog from a car accident with no survivors. Knowing I couldn’t take if in but determined to find it a home. Carrying the poor thing awkwardly down the middle of a highway because it was in shock, but not injured.
Dreamed of mousies. Smart mousies that I wanted to rescue because I didn’t think it fair that they had to learn to run vertical loops on a track. Mousies that had to figure out how to maneuver dark dirty hallways unnoticed to unlock new adventures, equally dark. Little fat white and gray mice.
1. Molly and I sit down to color. There are small white boxes of chalk and pastels. Small chunks in varying widths. All of them purple or blue. We make abstact explosions of purple on paper before getting up to get something to eat. Her car has shelves. Tiny boxes and baskets of things that […]