A Letter to my Future Self

Dear Me, Enjoy sun because it’s beautiful. Enjoy rain because it’s artistic. Enjoy snow because it’s magical. Enjoy clouds because they’re moody. You are important, people are more important, and God is most important. Nothing else matters.  Remember that solving...

Life is Like a Waltz

They tell you that life is like a box of chocolates,             but it seems to you that life is really more like                         the awkward kind of waltz you’d attempt at a school dance, or maybe at your scary wild-eyed cousin’s             wedding, when...

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Every night when the moon finally sets behind the mountain it’s easy to imagine that nothing really changed That I’m still sitting in the back of my red 1976 pick up truck with the windows down smoking a cigarette or that I’m back in the cabin with the screen door...

Just Deserts

Imitation of RSVP by Danielle Pafunda You ordered your “just desserts” and thought you were being funny About getting sick on sugar And buried your guilt in gooey golden pastry piled high with cherries So bright they must’ve been spray-painted Slurping up...

Diplomacy

A Viennese waltz is difficult in thousand-dollar heels             I step into all-weather boots for the soft earth But I smooth the gown that brushes the floor             and cross the line that demarcates safety And curtsy to the man in the suit and gold cuff...