Setting Intentions

First step: Engage the senses: I smell the varnish on the floor and memories of sweat in the air. Feel my sneakered feet and hear my step squeak as I run, step, hop across the court. Second step: I visualize the shot. The ball swooshing through the hoop. And then,...

Cut

ZOOM IN: The Gardener aims a pair of clippers at a single blade of grass. ENTER: Another pair of hands. They push the Gardener’s hands Such that instead of the grass, the Gardener hacks an entire lush branch from a rose bush. PAN TO: A patch of  sky seen through...

My Dream of the Pattern Store Closing

Each pattern slipped long ago into its own paper sleeve Decorated with a pastel washed and ink-lined vision Of the future in this skirt or suit One for every size and stage of life Careful maps of manufacture On brittled paper, too fragile now Even to survive a pen’s...

In This Dream

This day could have been a dream: I walked through the stone gates of an ancient-looking outdoor theater and crossed an emerald-green lawn to find a gathering of poets under a stand of pine. Sun misted through drenched trees and chipmunks scurried up and down the...