Sunday, July 24, 2011

Cut my heart out (with a spoon).

You've a good eye for patterns.

Thank you for looking them over again.

Here you go!

I'll tell you how. It's very easy to do.


When am I to come over?


Do you have an eye dropper?

We should be lucky to all disappear so softly.

Your idea was both acute and shrewd.

You're a such a hard worker.

The lemons look fabulous!

You did a great job scanning it.

You don't have to be anything more special than the special you are.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


I'm going to put duct tape (decorated with a heart sticker) over my heart and stand in a field of shoulder-high grass.




But that would be silly.

(And how my empty chest shudders as I laugh!)

I never had a heart at all.

You, on the other hand, you are life and beating and blood.

One by one my saw-tooth-edged arrows fly.

Miss you, I will not.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Clearing (Lost in a)

Rain does rouse the writer's spirit.

Writing is like having a desk covered in mounds and voluminous folds of tulle.  You've got to sink your hands in the middle, elbow-deep, and part your way to a clear space.

And like glitter after an ornament or dried petals after pruning, the tulle does still mar the space you've tried to clean.

Brushes against your forearms as you move.

Falls into your lap.

Surrounds you.

But what would I write if I could get to the very cleanest clearest spot, untouched by anything the world could offer?

Only this:

I've gone somewhere unspeakably unreachable and I don't know if I'll be coming back.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

From the Shore

I very often wonder, in convincing yourself of who you are to be have you forgotten who you were?  

Do you know who you are?

I know who you are.

A fish-too-small at the end of my line.

I'll use you as bait for bigger fish or lose you to a passing turtle's snap.

But I'll never set you free.