Even Then

There are a dozen red roses in the trash behind your house, and the phone in your hand buzzes, but you do not answer. It’s all wrong, when love works backward and undoes you, and even the air in your lungs begins to feel toxic. Dear one, the scars that roses left may swallow you … More Even Then

Birth

You seem surprised, the way winter is always surprised by spring: But when the sky splinters above you, with rain and rain and rain, you have not forgotten how to dance. So how is it that you have never thought to ask what it meant when the rock beneath your dancing feet was as solid … More Birth