Perpetual Motion

My thoughts are in perpetual motion. Where am I going next? What is he thinking? That’d be a good name for a cat. That’d be a good indie band name. Do I hate her? I’m sorry. I’m confused. I need new shoes. I have too many things. Do I say hi or pretend I never…

I’m From…

I am from suburbia where the PTAs are a little too involved where people are dangerously unconcerned about crime where not playing soccer somehow made me inferior where kids have never even seen the inside of a city bus I am from eating Indian curry and Thai stir-fry instead of hamburgers and spaghetti and multiple…

for lease

The Hunt

Seven dollars at a garage sale bought me four woven placements and a framed print of Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party for the house we will never share. I go to every open house in my area. I don the blue booties to protect the pure white carpet from the inadvertent damage I cause…

for lease

You Give Me Fever

I have this fever. 104 degrees. I try not to move, restricting myself to the confines of my silhouette of body heat. Sweatshirt, sweatpants, socks. Even my hood is up, and you know how much I hate that. Layers can only do so much. My body is homesick and you are home. I try to…

red flowers

Born

I was born with ten fingers and ten toes and a stubbornness that will never die. I was born with a tiny beige birthmark on my leg that I hated immensely until I learned to love myself. I was born with a name that people struggle to make catchy nicknames out of. I was born…

pushpins

Not Quite Gone

Even once you think you’ve finally moved on, I’ll still find you in the most unexpected places. My favorite book will appear on your shelf. My fingerprints will decorate the condensation on your water glass. Every newscaster will say her vowels like I do. You’ll find my smile tucked behind the mirror and my too-dark…

cell phone addiction

Screen

screaming at our screens they should be simple but nothing ever is Welcome to Microvember, my take on NaBloPoMo. Each day this month I’ll be posting microfiction, short vignettes, or poetry, accompanied by photography. See more Microvember posts here.