lord knows

Two days blinked and became two weeks, and most things foreign turned familiar. I have learned the streets wrapped around my apartment, the recycled smell of the lazily organized dollar store …

island on the island

The sun shines in a different way in this city packed with eight million souls all living outdoors. Summer time in Oklahoma is spent in shady backyards or underneath central …

windows and rooms

It took longer than I thought it would to sift through and decide the fate of my belongings. Most were trashed, carelessly tossed into a industrial-strength garbage bag and eventually …

run away love

I’ve always hated this carpet. It’s thin and rough, a disorienting zigzag of orange and brown lines that make me dizzy every time I happen to glance down. Once I …