January 2016 Winner of the Goodreads Poetry Contest We will always be here, you said. This town and you and the rusty moon Under the browned trees and the night sky. The permanence, a brick house, Built to withstand earthquakes and silent explosions. Inside I am never the same. It's a smack in the face... Continue Reading →
What Comes After the End of Wanting?
Ever since I can remember, I've had a crush on someone. Some scruffy-haired blonde boy, the quiet kind tall guy, the bad boy, the good guy with a girlfriend, the drummer, the alcoholic, the electrician, the chef, the poet--there's always been a place for these dreamy, hope-filled feelings to land. Whether we dated or not,... Continue Reading →
Does Your Emotional Baggage Fill a Suitcase?
I've spent the weekend unpacking and getting settled in my new home in Rhinebeck. For the past two weeks I've been living out of a couple suitcases, first at a friend's condo, then my mom's and finally sleeping on an air mattress in an empty cottage waiting for the arrival of my things. The first... Continue Reading →
Fuck Politeness, Go Long!
A few months ago, I was out for drinks with two friends after work. We posed the question to each other: Use three words to describe yourself. This wasn't easy for me. You might not know it yet, but I'm wordy. Then, we determined three words to describe each other. Two of the words that... Continue Reading →