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Separation

He could see it coming apart before it even hit the water,
the kite built of crepe paper and popsicle …

What We Imagined

Before the walls collapsed, they were vast and full of color. We lost our security deposit the day we moved …

Buttered Walls

The morning after the Berlin wall fell,
I ate cocoa puffs, my husband says.
He was three, just learning to …

Nina

The sun blazed. Unwanted. Its hue of jasmine, palpable to others, was far overlooked by the citizens it shined for. …

Summer on the Square

that time the man on the
cellphone
shouting tore us
out of a sweaty summer
not sleep
            and we fucked …

The Ticket

Tucked under a box of Kleenex and a small sewing kit, the Dutch Masters cigar box rested in the drawer …

Cleaning Up

Trying to clean us up
feels like sorting trash
the morning after
in a dress and six inch heels.

Loosely …

Parking Violation

After nearly an hour’s search, nearly an hour walking up and down the rows and peering through the window of …

.38 Carousel

Leslie sliced carrots into discs, spears, and the occasional rhombus. She hummed the chorus to ‘Suicide is Painless’, as her …