I just need a minute to gather my thoughts,
re-articulate who I am in the dating game:
Ambitious. A lover of rap and food.
Fancy but not pretentious.
Still down to earth. Yes, I love hiking!
I’ve learned to sell … more »
The net that presses against
made from thin, steel fibres
leaving an imprint only
when you push up against it.
We have spent most of our
lives, unaware of its existence.
If I worked quietly with a cutter … more »
So this is me here,
loving in my kitchen
making extra portions, canning
jamming, buying too much,
returning laden, a strap
cutting into my arm
cutting, stirring, tasting
opening a 400°F oven and feeling
it like a slap in the … more »
Those two girls at a nearby table are chatting so loudly. And their clothes! She could never wear such fashions. Look at the shortness of the skirts. And their hair, not covered at all, every strand visible to everyone inside … more »
(For Cole Gwinner)
is the name on the matching teal jackets
we bought on Christmas Eve so long ago
from the Taiga store
because it was three p.m.
and Mountain Equipment Co-op was closing
so their staff could celebrate… more »
A cold winter gust brought him a familiar smell of perfume. He dropped his cigarette and softly pressed a finger against his nose. The smoke from his fingertips mingled with the fading scent of the woman. He turned, … more »
We are both in the queue that says
Australian and NZ citizens.
You step across the yellow line and
glance at the camera
while I tentatively put my passport
photo side down and
force a smile that matches
my picture:… more »
Imagine, how it bubbles
a swamp brewing
with broken bubbles
how it calms down
under the still starlight
a ocean of lotus
Changming Yuan, 9-time Pushcart nominee and one-time Best of the Net nominee, started … more »