Saturday Night Party Game

Couples, singles, friends— an old house immersed in soft music without voice. It is the season of sweaters of fires in fireplaces of colorful wines in long-stemmed glasses small squares of cheese on round crackers olives that taste like you’re in fine company— a group of respectable achievers you admire for reaching the top withContinue reading “Saturday Night Party Game”

Death Card

Death Card Two years ago tonight the tarot cards told me no but the reader told me there was room for interpretation. You were there across the room waiting your turn. No one knew we were together together or that later that night we would have to explain to the police officer’s bright light whatContinue reading “Death Card”

A Little Magic

Somehow you are the one sitting across from me at the table in November 2017 late dark grilled cheese sandwiches and French fries between us between our teeth words try fail capture the way we have felt for so long and the way we have felt for so long is magic without the tricks andContinue reading “A Little Magic”

Speed Limit

Going the speed limit it takes ten minutes to get to the hospital and in the car with you on my lap it felt like twenty and the simple directions on the side of the Epi-Pen were written in English which might as well have been another language as foreign as the doctor who sawContinue reading “Speed Limit”

Orbital Resonance

The party was delicious with the smell of chocolate and wine and the people on the list were beautiful and dressed as if this were the last day of the year to advertise their singularity and there were those little clusters of stars smiling and talking and drinking too much to notice that there wereContinue reading “Orbital Resonance”

Orbital Resonance

The party was delicious with the smell of chocolate and wine and the people on the list were beautiful and dressed as if this were the last day of the year to advertise their singularity and there were those little clusters of stars smiling and talking and drinking too much to notice that there wereContinue reading “Orbital Resonance”

Something

To say that nothing happened is true—if by nothing you mean laying down naked or kissing or holding hands. We didn’t lay down naked or kiss or hold hands— but what about the walk we took around the lake not far from the party? The dirt trail was shadowed with pines, tall and indifferent toContinue reading “Something”

Night Poem

Night Poem Stop reading if it isn’t late at night.   And if there is any light, let it be the glow of a half burned candle.   You must be alone to understand this tale of disappointment: that the number of people in a room can be too large and too quiet and tooContinue reading “Night Poem”