Becoming Eve

Becoming Eve My mother wanted me baptized with the middle name of Eve. It was 1953. The priest would not hear of it. In a covert nod to Church authority, she settled on the diminutive of “Evelyn.” I can’t recall exactly when she shared this anecdote with me. I do know I was old enough […]

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Great Grand To Be

Carried on the side of your knife like the good part of an apple traveling to the picker’s mouth. You are one ear. I carry you like a key. The key locks curtained rooms. Resting, scrutinized, the witnesses to the dream before the dream wakes up. Pushers and healers. The heart is a fruit of […]

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