Poetry

Combustible

I don’t understand it, this tinder so difficult to quench by the minute; cigarette flung from car to brush and I am overwhelmed by the burning smell. The highway like a Continue reading

The Hummingbird

A blur in the periphery, like the mind if the mind were airborne, a buzz among leaf and orange blossom, the long beak pressing quick into flower after flower, high on Continue reading

A Suggestion

Helen Plane, a Civil War widow and charter member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, spearheaded the first attempt to carve the Stone Mountain memorial. She, too, was a Klan Continue reading

Sting

The wasps are dying in my son’s bedroom, and each morning I rush to collect them before he wakes and finds them on the floor. On my knees, cheek pressed to Continue reading

Divination

Thasos, Greece You begin with the bones, their honey- combed crevasses airy and bloodless, the marrow gone to dust. You finger the hollow cranium, imagine hooking each vertebrae into place—threading together Continue reading