• SHE

    I took down the get-well cards on my daughter’s wallboard. A scrap of paper under a silver horseshoe with a date in her handwriting. The...

  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI may have lost my hair. And I’m getting fat, even though I can’t eat (cruel joke), but I would apply mascara for...

  • Catching an Eye in dream

    “You don’t look biracial,” he says, certain. We’ve just met. When my Japanese mother says “American,” she means white. Success meant assimilation. “Your freckles come...

  • Ice cream

    Light bends at the edges. See how the trees form green parentheses around our childhood. We made gum wrappers into zigzag chains and chased the...

  • I love you mom

    I call my mom once a year, on the day she died. Five times I have pulled up “Mom Home” in my contacts. Five times...

  • Love

    You could say we tried. Got sober together. He was younger. I let him love me despite better judgement. He moved to Syracuse for me....

  • Creepy short life

    A name. A message. Nobody’s sh. A hike. A hit. A beating. Notes. A page from their book. Criticism. A seat. Time off. An oath....

  • The Wanted guy

    — A name. A message. Nobody’s shit. A hike. A hit. A beating. Notes. A page from their book. Criticism. A walk on the wild...