‘Fragility’ Appears in 2River View’s Winter 2014 (18.2) Issue

FRAGILITY From my mother I learned how wine swims in the vein, what happens when the vaquita dies, how to boil meat from bone to make chicken soup. Like her, often I am stirred from sleep by thought, not dream. A frenzied rap at the thin door a beckon to follow her into the summer [...]

‘At Henry Cowell State Park, Early Winter’ Appears in phren-Z Magazine, Winter 2012

 In fall,the Big Leaf maples warm                    in color,and in time will let gotheir dying leaves.By December, the ungiving stalksof the American Sweetgum are bare                                    and still,                                    even in wind.We walk beside the woodyardlate one afternoon,and my mother says,      “The leaves are turning          on the alders,”                       and nods.Her skin, the best clock,           a sundial in the angled light;I do not know her [...]