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  • how to know it’s november.

    tucked in upper cabinets, candy. on sidewalks, leaf tannins. outside windows, orange. in mugs, cider. in the oven, muffins. on the stove, soup. at dinner, darkness. piled on beds, blankets. on the street, murmurs.…

    November 5, 2018 15 Comments
  • how to know it’s june.

    On wrought iron fence posts, roses.  From nowhere, humidity. In windows, air conditioners. Stretched over bellies, rash guards.  On little brown feet, starts of tan lines. On strawberry plants, pale pink. On noses, sunscreen.…

    June 4, 2018 8 Comments
  • how to know it’s april.

    Along iron fences, crocuses. Under fingernails, dirt. In bedtime stories, fairies. Across midnight skies, geese calls. In salads, hardboiled eggs (tinged pink and green and blue). At 5pm, sunlight. On top of dressers, daffodils.…

    April 2, 2018 12 Comments
  • welcome fall, two ways.

    Tomorrow, fall, which seems deserving of celebration in spite of everything. I’ve always been something of a season watcher. It’s worth the moment to marvel, I think, at the way the light changes in…

    September 21, 2017 9 Comments
  • the more they stay the same.

    I’m in the final stages of working with a designer to move my blog to a brighter, shinier, all-around-easier-to-use space next week. The changes won’t be anything too drastic. But I’m looking forward to…

    September 28, 2015 6 Comments
  • four seasons: a story.

    i did not want to rent this apartment. when we first looked at it it was filthy–bird feathers and spilled beer filthy–and looked about as far from our beautiful north carolina home as i…

    December 14, 2010 34 Comments