Valé Smudge

She was my first cat. There had been several family cats growing up (one of them more "mine" than the others), but she was the first I'd adopted as an adult. The first for whom I had full responsibility. My First Cat. She was almost twenty years old and I'd said that when she got … Continue reading Valé Smudge

A Poem for Ben on Day 23

The tyranny of the blank page is a farce is a myth is a lie is what we talk about when we talk about doubt about dismay about the ever diminishing returns It is not about the page It is about us forever balancing desire with dread: the jubilant (desperate) need to create to send … Continue reading A Poem for Ben on Day 23