The Girl Who Doesn’t Live Here: Mirror

The girl doesn’t live here but she knows the way To find what she needs when everyone’s gone. Clothes a woman wears on a sunny day; The girl who doesn’t live here puts them on. She puts them on, she tries them out, and sees A child who must be somebody’s daughter; All smiles, noContinue reading “The Girl Who Doesn’t Live Here: Mirror”

A Bar on Turtle Island

A BAR ON TURTLE ISLAND Second Chances is nursing his third beer. He’s White, wears a worn baseball cap, is looking for work, always finds it here. After all, this is the bar where everyone knows your name. Presumed Innocence is with him. He’s a big guy, White under all that scruff, a total teddybearContinue reading “A Bar on Turtle Island”

The Uninvited Settler Makes her Pretty Regrets

THE UNINVITED SETTLER MAKES HER PRETTY REGRETS Somewhere along the way we forgot how Things work, how birds fly over, how order Catches from wing to wing. Nature allows Almost anything, except a border. Somewhere along the way we got it wrong. Mistook the land for a claimable thing, Drew lines, built walls, told talesContinue reading “The Uninvited Settler Makes her Pretty Regrets”