two eyes bobbing

two eyes bobbing on the great salt sea, the great salt sea lapping infinitely out to the end of the horizon. maybe there is a dock with two little feet swinging, a line cast, hopeful into the blue waiting to catch an iris or two then cast back, free to bob again, lone lookers quenchedContinue reading “two eyes bobbing”

International Women’s Day/Forgetting Your Genitals

What if Icarus had been a woman? What if Pandora had been a man? And what about Adam and Eve? It’s International Women’s Day, so I’ve been doing a little thinking about “the Feminine.” Whatever that means. When it comes to identity, I definitely fall into the Judith Butler camp of gender as performance. WeContinue reading “International Women’s Day/Forgetting Your Genitals”

Two Drowned Women Walk Into A Bar

one,still freshly dripping. salt cuts the lines under eyes/over glued lashes, now drooping, now laden with crystalline ending. “that sucked,” says the younger, “what an awful way to die.” “Could it be worse?” says the older while taking a seat at the bar. the tender wipes down his glasses, looks hard, indifferent — the womenContinue reading “Two Drowned Women Walk Into A Bar”

What To Say To A Firefighter

…did that title draw you in? Good. I’ve gathered you here today to ask for your perspective. I went to drop off an application at a fire station this afternoon. I have been toying with the idea of becoming a firefighter. It is definitely a lifestyle–and for all its glory, it can be isolating, andContinue reading “What To Say To A Firefighter”

Student of Love Talks Butterfly Effect

If it is true that reality must exist somewhere along the spectrum of two binary opposites, is it not, by existing as a point somewhere along that axis, acting as a sort of reflection of both extremes simultaneously? A point along a line is indicative of the line’s full expression, of the fact that aContinue reading “Student of Love Talks Butterfly Effect”

Life/Apathy and Living With Bipolar Disorder

It’s been some time since I created a post! I’ve been down and out between the holidays, the end of the school quarter, and growing deliriously ill. I am happy to report I’m writing from a somewhat clearer perspective today than, say, half a month ago. We continue to discuss dichotomies in class, and IContinue reading “Life/Apathy and Living With Bipolar Disorder”

One Day at a Time

“The way that you make it, that’s the way it will be…” -Gillian Welch and David Rawlings I have to chill. I really, really have to chill. Everything changes, like the seasons. Perhaps things are just getting shaken loose this fall. Boy howdy do I have a temper on me these days. What’s it mean?Continue reading “One Day at a Time”

“Behaving”

Nobody quite compares to Bonnie Raitt. She walked the line so well, and with such courage and commitment to her craft.  Growing patience is like trying to catch moonlight in a jar. You may think you’ve made some progress, but when you open the proverbial lid, there’s nothing there. How to surrender to what is…surrenderingContinue reading ““Behaving””