lose me for the night

I didn’t know what I didn’t know It feels so fresh though it was long ago Your hand, it lays so close to mine The moon shines bright as you check the time I told you that you’re being cruel again and you said that I didn’t understand  I turned my back and took the…

you forget yourself

I often forget who I am because she is ash in the ground and I am here among the living dead like the sorcerer’s apprentice sweeping drowning sweeping under the couch and under the dresser out of sight and out of mind until it builds and churns and builds and – And then the night…

An American in Paris

Today marks a year to the day that I first arrived in Paris. I was to spend a year there as an au pair for a lovely family of four, a mom and dad and two little girls, Eugenie and Heloise. I spent the first week terribly homesick and literally sick with a throat infection….

Warm Car in The Winter

You can find beauty Even in the cold corner Of a sterile hospital room In the words on a page In the eyes of the nurse In the whispered words    Of conversation The surgeon will cut The nurse will inject And we will hurry up and wait. You can find love Even on the…

The Year of the Truth-Seeker

I keep going back to the same memory.  When I was five or six, I found a fawn in our backyard. It was just sitting there, quietly, watching me. As I moved closer, I was surprised to find it didn’t run away. I got so close I could place my hand on its head. As…