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What Will Happen When We Cannot Touch?

The title of each poem is a timestamp of when it was created. Written in seven days, from April 13-21, 2020 (except for the last “epilogue” poem, which took a number of weeks). 16:03 19:17 07:15 14:31 03:16 afterwards the poems 16:03 it’s that time of year whenI can see you, summermoving through moss in […]

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after eden

the poems a new notebook new year, i wish haircut too short weekend laundry disinterested in leaves what could you hold? papaya tree (an elegy) anti-dragonfly gray clouds feel like a blanket treadmill sidewalks little birds / leaves bougainvilleas after eden a new notebook This is a new notebook A three dollar bound stack of […]

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Adolescent Desertification.

the poems navel gazing i don’t know why i do the things i do graveyardgirl your world is so big yet so small all the leaves i missed ignorant boy, beautiful girl thank you america for anesthesia bare foot broken lawnmower Reforestation prelude navel gazing this is what youth must figure out… E. B. White […]

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i am nostalgic for all these things

coffee on laidback mornings when lightis still dim but growingand the sun has yet to stretchfrom its midnight rest, meanwhilewater falls from its rolling boiland subsides to a humming churn— a background lofi track forlifting kettlepouring waterdripping coffee thatdripsanddripsamber of another placeto place of cup unrushedtime seeping is what it takesfor this to percolate, untilburning […]

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to: Innocence

.15 – 3.18 the lost song As a young boy, I wandered late at nightUnder covers, quilt, and glowing starsIn a forest wild of a wilder spriteSitting on a rock and playing a pipeI sat in the clearing of a tree ringUnder the sprite’s beating music spellAnd it taught me how to make six holes […]

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My Favorite Books of 2018

Greetings couch explorers and book readers. What were your favorite books of 2018? The ones you hated, liked, or loved? Share them in the comments and let’s talk about it. I’m excited to hear what everyone has been reading! For me, 2018 became the year of unfinished books. In The Book Whisperer, a teacher shares […]

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stories

Cloud Herder

Sand blasts forward, hurtling up sheer rocks into the yellowing sky. Ahead, a plane escapes. Whirring blades. Pitted metal. Open cockpit. The flying contraption, a gravity defying pile of airborne junk, lifts the sand beneath into a whirling trail behind. Lumis glances up at the rearview mirror dangling from the windshield, only to see his […]

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Where Yonder Ends

Matthew, pull your window up.” “But Mom…” “You’re freezing us out, pull it up.” “But I’m feeling sick back here.” “Then pull it up at least half way.” Sinking into his seat with a sigh, Matthew put his cold finger on the automatic window opener. Up, down, up, down — until Dad turned the window lock […]

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My Favorite Books of 2017

As the year comes to a close, I want to share my favorite books I read this year. In 2016, I read almost nothing. When 2017 rolled around, I was determined to do better. I set a goal for 30 books and then managed to read 42!

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The Last Jedi Deconstructs Star Wars. And That’s a Good Thing.

The Force Awakens closes with a spine-tingling moment: Rey handing the mythic lightsaber back to its original owner, Luke Skywalker. The Last Jedi picks up where Force Awakens ends, then tosses it all behind.