Once, my family got a pair of gerbils. Someone didn’t do a gender check. Not long after, we had many more gerbils. Someone else decided that it would be a fine idea to put them in a metal bin with a mismatched screen on the front porch. One day, we saw a black snake happily […]
Today, the bog turtle has been picked to watch. A thick-shelled mute specimen
representing an entire endangered species . . .
As a modern culture, we are surviving because we are most adapted to our environment. The catch is, we are also actively creating that environment.
Motherhood is a love in progress.
I try to suggest a different wish,
“Why don’t you wish for a day exactly like this one?”
He sat in the beige folding chair, rusting a little at the edges,
as someone spoke to them again about the wilderness…