She who gives of herself

Dear boys, ex husband and boyfriend, You don't ask me why I'm having a hard time. In fact, you don't ask but you seem to expect I have habitually, pathologically provided  in spite of my weakening condition. She who gives of herself from girl to girlfriend, mother to wife, the perpetual caretaker and caregiver, is…

Juvenile Pachyderm Crime Ring Memoirs

October 25, 2014 For a brief time in the morning, my mind is clear.  I can think cohesive, coherent thoughts.  I masticate my phrasing as I chew on the inside of my bottom lip.  I hear the bubbling leak of the toilet next door, the sounds of traffic roaring by the house, the slam of…

Standing in a Field

Last week I spoke with a friend from college. We are well into our forties, so this connection really means something to me. We kept in touch through email and a social network chat program. He is a photographer on the other side of the world who luckily has a non-art day job. I have…

Save Us From The Wolves

Supporting the universe one phone call at a time, Nibor talks to her ailing friend, Htebazile. Htebazile is in tears, again. She is struggling through her perpetual mid life crisis. "To boldly save us from the wolves," Nibor intones from her healer training as she lights an incense cone, "who are uniquely disguised as small…