Impressions in the Dark

this clementine highwaythe white wings of elderflowersa woman and an endless moonare unwilling reminders that dawn has aged a little or, the conundrum of an eager kissthe fresh uncertainty that time is always behind useither way. these feathers are also dancing shoesto grieve without flyingmerely to be finished in foliage These “Impressions in the Dark” [...]

Lost Without Words

Lost Without Words, paper collage, 2021 middayor,a palm treein absolute movementa butterflyand an infantryracing throughsuburban streetsbecome enormousat the mention of their entwined realitythis is and is not a gesture of sudden extravagance:a seashell and a monument a dense underworld of dandelions thathurls itself through the foot-holes of spaceis an unblemished metaphorfor a life worth living

Elevator Music

Atmosphere, paper collage, 2021 i. i’ll be the first to tell you: the effects of gravity on these empty pages is questionable as if walking in the shadow of a goldfinch i look back and realize i’ve written the words, “not duplicating reality, but making it more intense” and i laugh, remembering that yesterday is [...]

Still Life with Apple Tree

Untitled, Woman with Tree, paper collage, 2021 being. portrait of nonbeing still-life with an apple tree tied behind your back thin paper nose back arched like a self-tied knot infatuated with pianos, maybe, or waking up gently to the thrill of chrysanthemums on a Tuesday morning (with dew) it’s the kind of scenery that writes [...]