standing on a beach with a nun wearing all white. she tells me that the woman out in the waves has been crying for me the whole time. i can see myself in a hospital bed, head wrapped, faced bloodied and beaten, drugged and in a coma. i’m embarrassed that she has seen me in […]
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 […]
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 […]
with friends on the edge of a silent and empty city. it’s like chicago, but some parallel version of it. it’s almost time for them to leave and we lament that none of us went for a swim. so i jump in the canal/river and laugh about how nice it is to swim. but as […]
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 […]
Dreamed of waves crashing over beach fences, getting to a tiny airport with Jenice and not having my ID or meds in my bag because nobody told me when I was going. Jenice cried and told me I HAD to go with to visit her parents. She told me to go home and look for […]
Dreamfriend challenged me to paint a picture using only the colors an ocularist would use. And so I painted what appeared to be rows of black waves on white paper. but up close the waves were pixelated, the colors of the worlds’ eyes plainly visible.