THINGS THAT CAN STILL MAKE ME SMILE

videos of golden retrievers gentle enough to hold raw eggs between their jaws without biting down, remembering that, to every tiny baby on the planet, the whole world is made of soft voices and spinning mobiles and glow-in-the-dark stars pasted to nursery ceilings. teary-eyed phone calls from far, far away because at least, in spiteContinue reading “THINGS THAT CAN STILL MAKE ME SMILE”

THE MOST TRAGIC PART OF ALL

Poetry without context confuses people. I could, for example, title a poem The Most Tragic Part of All. The first line: This time last year I was falling in love. Someone would respond, “But why tragic?” Besides, isn’t love the most magical phenomenon a person can experience within the boundaries of this finite lifetime? AndContinue reading “THE MOST TRAGIC PART OF ALL”

PRIVILEGE FOR THE PRIVILEGED

It’s nearing the end of the longest March we’ve ever known and nothing feels real and I can’t get off my phone because somehow it’s permanently attached to my palm. I’ve stopped trying to shake it off. All day long I contemplate the idea of regression and how I’ve never in my life felt lessContinue reading “PRIVILEGE FOR THE PRIVILEGED”

AS IT MAY BE

Maybe we’ll bring disco back. Or, at the very least, ironic disco,because we all know our attempts to resurrect the 70s wouldmake a mockery out of a cultural revolution. Maybe we’ll gooutside more. Hike the waterfalls we kept procrastinating, kissin the woods like suburban teenagers desperate for any varietyof escape, sleep under the stars inContinue reading “AS IT MAY BE”