Fall 2012

cotton swabs – close up of the tips

Faith

In the bluest of rooms, I am awash in X-ray white. My body’s on lease to strangers: Wrapped in paper, I mourn my lost topography, my front yard with its swings and sand box. Around one breast a radiologist ...
rosemary closeup

The Naturopath

She has no fear of her body. When she drank the olive oil and lemon juice the gallstones drained from her like an overturned bag of marbles. When others see sickness, she sees a farmer who knows when to br...
elephant skin up-close

A Chemo Visit

In the chemo room it’s impossible to tell if the doors are opening or closing in a hall that did not echo. The big wrinkled chairs were elephant tan by yellow containers shouting, Biohazard Warning. A wom...
moon in the clouds

Begging the Question

Advice at a homemaker’s workshop: Make your bed first so the sense of accomplishment pushes you on Written on a blackboard: Who Am I? Don’t See Don’t Feel They call it acoustic shadows: in the Civil War ...
close up of water flowing over the rocks

The County Grader

left the road smoothed of ruts, deer, raccoon, and turkey tracks Roads run straight in White Water and if you don’t see stones, stretch seamless as solitary dreams...