sitting with friends on a couch.  we’re arguing about healthcare.  someone needs birth control and we’re trying to explain that they can get a gyne exam at a catholic hospital but they won’t write a script for the pill.  it’s different where she’s from so she doesn’t understand.  me and the boys shrug.  we decide […]

running to class.  taking a shortcut i remember like muscle memory in this UK city.  i go into a building and take a narrow winding stone staircase up to a bridge that will bring me across the street to the second level of another building.  but this bridge is freaking ancient.  the sides have mostly […]

in a white farm house like Jaimie’s. i am watching through the windows.  there is a kid at the end of the driveway, hitting the ground with a stick and pacing.  there is a teenager walking in circles in the yard strewn with leaves.  i go out the side door onto the deck and there […]

at the pet store.  speedwalking through the aisles.  the place is dirty.  the glass cases are blurred with fingerprints and gunk.  there is hamster bedding everywhere.  but i find her.  a little baby hannah, just a couple months older than when we first found her.  i needed her since the first hannah was getting older […]