Dear Tucson, You’re probably wondering why I didn’t say goodbye. You’re probably upset, and I understand how you would feel that way. If you step back from your raw emotion, however, I think that you’ll start to see the rivets in our lives that led us here. We weren’t happy, Tucson. Not together. I know […]Read more "The Break-Up Letter"
His poems aren’t polished, they say. She starts each reading by reciting her resume. It bores us all. Why does she keep coming around? He’s old. His poetry doesn’t wear well on the page. All her poems are about the same. Who else in this city numbers every poet’s flaws as if all people aren’t […]Read more "After the Reading, they Search for the Perfect Poet"
Tall Brewnette 360-###-#### SomeRandomBroad@gmail.com Significant Experience in Requested Field Secretary E. Edward Gray’s Legal Office Job Duties Included: Habitual typos in important legal documents and required “punishment” for such. A constant need for attention, direction, and correction. Internally lamenting the absence of my father and externally seeking the approval of a dominant male […]Read more "Help Wanted: The New Women’s Suffrage"
One at a time, I diligently pulled the push pins out of the sides of my cubicle walls. I was revered in this office for the colors and personality that my tiny space contained. Photos of my family and friends, doodles and drawings, flowers perpetually perched on my desk. Figurines, model cars, books, lamp light […]Read more "Human Resources"
It’s all about confidence, they said. You have to have as much chutzpah as all those dudes who self-publish poem after poem about road kill and baseball, girls, their fathers, chess, sailing, yeats’ gyre and bukowski’s pocked face. I was bold to write aloud before three teachers said they liked my poems. I got excited […]Read more "My Life As a Published Man"
Well I did it. I made it through a term of graduate school as a mother of an infant. I didn’t do it gracefully, but I did do it successfully. My biggest worry this term was passing Structures. We’re told the structures series is the hardest two courses we will take in architecture school. I […]Read more "Structures Surprise"