Hong Kong Loves

Labyrinthine and diverse, it is impossible to confirm the many stories and rumors surrounding the Mansions, but what is known for sure is that you can buy a mobile phone there.



A Guide To Tropical Seed Saving

I told her how a coconut will sit patiently, waiting for the summer rains to soak the ground beneath it so that it can begin life again. Some of them will shrivel up in the absence of water, their insides hollow as a drum.


The Sweet One

He shines / the flashlight at the hole to make sure I see the wet black frog-like head burrowed / inside and through the love in his voice for them, I love them too.


Praying Mantis

The praying mantis was a sprite. I felt foolish for possessing the ability to speak in the company of this mute universe.




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La Mujer Alacran

A month after the attack on her body, she woke to find she could not peel her fingers apart; the skin of her hands was fused together. She could no longer steer a car. They were claws, bent and poised in defense.


The ABCs of Prose Wit

A. If you’re a brown man like me then you’ve been cringing for some time. No, this is not about NAFTA.


Lean

I conclude: / mittens when found / go up on the nearest / fencepost;


A brief catalogue of loss

safe in someone else’s belonging / an unfamiliar river mapped in spilt salt /


photo of three small quaint homes in the woods

From Angel Dinner

At the end of November, the angels appear in the forest. They arrive with the first frost.