Wednesday, July 6, 2022

The JUNGLE COILS

The jungle would open into a clearing and part of the lawn would turn into quicksand. We would take turns falling in. Sometimes a garden hose could be a vine for rescue, to climb hand over hand, or in another second, just when you thought you were safe, it would change into a snake and catch you in coils.

Van Helsing

Van Helsing wearing band-aid in the lair of Dracula

Sunday, July 3, 2022

A PAIL of EELS

They bump together, thin as weeds, almost translucent, holding onto each other like subway riders underwater.

Friday, July 1, 2022

Abraham

There's a young rabbit in our front yard who has the face of Abraham Lincoln.

SNAIL

So I go back and forth all day, back and forth drawing lines on the ground the way a snail will do when it runs on worries and I grow accustomed to the rocks and lilies on the path.

A WALRUS

I have never seen a walrus in the field. I’m sure the thought never crossed my mind before. Yesterday, it would have been a complete surprise to me if I saw one, but now I’m prepared…I feel like I’m just waiting to see a walrus.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

june