Atomic

Water is made of two hydrogen atoms bonded to an oxygen atom. Some scientists would describe the connections as somewhat bent, askew, or off-kilter, more evidence perhaps that nature is thoroughly, gloriously nuanced. If you were to look closely at a water molecule, you would see it resembles Disney’s Mickey Mouse, a staple of this…

“Goodbye to All That”

She oozed the New York to which I could not conform. Lacy stockings matched a carefully arranged lacy scarf, and her lace-clad feed were tucked into an unseasonable pair of ballet flats. They were nondescript, and old but these shoes she wore now, on the train, did not matter because no one with any sway…

Air and Snow

I can’t write. I can’t sleep. There goes more of the wine, and some chocolate, and I’m surrounded by walls of boxes. Then I sleep. I sleep more deeply than I have in ages, but the dreams make no sense; I’m used to that, this week. I see ends and beginnings and snowfall piled high,…