How the Music Died

For those who were there, it was the last sound of music they ever heard.

All the Ways


image of lottery tickets sitting on a pile of leaves


He unsticks the lottery ticket from the pigeon's feathers and sets the bird free. He's hopeful.

image of a snowy landscape with a bare tree and a full moon

Middle Distance; Now and Then

and in the morning the moon's / still full, the girl no longer / ashamed to be ashamed.

La Jungla

My mother was one of a few Koreans in an area of mostly Latinos, who worked
under the metal roof of an abandoned warehouse converted into a shopping
emporium—car stereos, healing potions, sneakers, gold jewelry, toys.