“Now I must learn to be the island instead”
“What becomes of the past if the future snaps off, brittle, the present left as a jagged edge opening on nothing?”
The Loneliness of Animals I don’t think I know what it feels like I know I don’t to drag one’s self so slowly “like a zombie” down a cracked hard, rock-cut creek bed in Illinois to be lifted still churning one’s legs to
I would wash my hands
After opening the refrigerator
And looking in at the lunchmeat and tomatoes,
The blimp-shaped pickles in cloudy water.
Xeriscaping. Gardening with minimal water. Xeriscaping is unpopular with many Americans who see grass as a symbol of prosperity, community, beauty, and safety.