Lemon Curd

Welcome welcome come inside. Are you wet? It's been raining for hours. Let me know if you would like some tea. If you're nibbling this early, I believe there's still some lemon curd and raspberry jam and cookies sticking around somewhere. Oh yes the architecture is exquisite, isn't it? Just flown in last Thursday. Distorted …

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Planetary Magnitude

"That's absurd," Mercury seethed, magma boiling up and sizzling to the surface. "You don't have any proof. Just a bunch of sun worshiping nonsense." "Not worshiping, no," corrected Venus. "We're just stating an observable fact. We are orbiting the star.  Not, ummm ..."  the unspoken you drifted across the consciousness of all those present. Impolite, mildly …

exposure

As the sun sets crimson one can detect the inky strand wavering the horizon, the color of blood. so thin but it mesmerizes. It is a lure for the mind to contemplate things that may --or may not -- meet us tomorrow. But perhaps it's just the heat? Those rays that linger like an ancient …

dreamshadow

the dream of finding bones -- teeth primarily -- and fractured pieces, formerly limbs, the spine, and a jaw. All buried in moist, soft sediment by a chilly lake. The lake itself is still, surrounded by thick dewy grass. secluded and shadowed by many tall trees, it streams quietly away into a forest.  I touched …

Trapeze

tumbling -- dreamlike -- conjured through space glides our Trapeze, so doll-like with painted face she takes her bow in ballet's third position patrons clapping hands, like thunderous butterflies but this time as she swings her form sloping downward up and round again her elegant motion stalls, caught in disbelief she thinks, "the Rigging." ropes …