Some Days

NaPoWriMo 2022 // day 18 some daysare just train wrecksand you know it but othersare a train stuckon the trackssmack in the middle of the crossing instead of scramblingfor 911 and rescue plansyou simply s t a l l and idlebreathe some exhausttap the steering wheel withyour restless thumbsand wish the radioactually worked someoneis going … Read more


NaPoWriMo 2022 // day 17 where did all the stuff come from? the journalsand half-filled notebooks and old receiptsand half of a plastic easter egg(from last year)and the t-shirt from collegethe $175 textbookand stack of sticky-noted foldersand wall plaque?(also all from college)the extra battery testerand the markers and gluethe 12th sweaterand the penguin socks for … Read more

Summer Fruit

NaPoWriMo 2022 // day 16 send me some summer fruit—cherries, and sun-kissedblackberriestreasuring between the thornsand cloud puff blossoms send me some summer sky—changefuland blisteringwith rays that force us under, under waterand under tree shadow send me some summer myth—the care-freeingand the cross-country road tripsdown the highwayssmelling of oil and asphalt,and the chapped-lip belief that summer … Read more


NaPoWriMo 2022 // day 15FMF link-up :: deny keep your crossesand your fancy silver cups,your white liliesand modulating hymns. my heartis still stuck in the gardenwhere the Main Charactersuffers a mental breakdownalone while the religious eliteready their robesfor a [culture] war the zealotsdream of their Empire and the followersare still fast asleep.

Field Trip at the Park

NaPoWriMo 2022 // day 14 There was a field tripat the park today.First-graders, it looked like. I entertained myselfimagining them in high school:that girl will be the popular one,and the other girl will be the quiet, shy nerd always on the fringesand daydreaming about being the popular one. That boy with the short haircutand the … Read more


NaPoWriMo 2022 // day 13 I listened to Mary Oliveron the way home from getting the groceriesand I remembered how her linesweave a blanket,warm, with muted colorsand perfect stitches,able to wrap you up withall the knowledge the world holdstranslated through a singleblade of grass. TonightI went to the poetry readingon Hollie Streetand was remindedthat penning … Read more

weavers + wanderers

NaPoWriMo 2022 // day 12 some hearts are bornfor weavingrootsdeep into soiland down through the stonecracking open new poolsas they seekto sink further and some hearts are bornfor wanderingrestlesslypulsing outand upto the next sunrisechasing downnew skylinesas they learn to trek lighter


ars poetica NaPoWriMo 2022 // day 11 apparentlywriting poetryis twice and halfas romantic as it sounds halfbecausefar too much timeis spentcounting linesand looking up rhymesand wondering whyIas a grown-up person(supposedly)have decided to returnto the sandbox and twicebecausethere is nothinglike listeningto your own mindwhisper wordsthat suddenlyswell out the tipsof your fingersbursting with beautyand vibrating with your … Read more

What the Rooms Hold

NaPoWriMo 2022 // day 10 the empty roomsspeak the loudesttelling us all they have heardand seenand heldthe quiet cornersnever quiterevealingeverythingbut still spillinga story here or there; pages read past midnightbecause falling asleepmeans facinganother day too quickly; piles of clothestried on and tossed offat the polishedaltar of Idealism(so many converts,so few salvations); cobwebs and crumbschilling out … Read more

Forgotten Title

NaPoWriMo 2022 // day 9 I can’t rememberwhat this poem was supposed to be.I heard itwhile seated on the floor of the living roomlegs stretched out in a ‘v,’ clacking carsdown a ramp with my two-year-old click click swooosh it’s a race to get the first car back to the topwhile the second is … Read more