Gift of a Sparrow’s Nest

It’s like a present found under the tree when everyone's sound asleepon Christmas Eve, and thethrill of trespassing. The rustic wrapping is full of hope,a family’s intimate history writtenin twisted straw and cursive grassand sometimes fine sepia print. There’s the urgency of architecture:this twig here, then this onecrossed with that onejust so, and a piece… Continue reading Gift of a Sparrow’s Nest

Pandemic V: Once an Empire

Once we made gold that sweetened the drink of Egyptian kings, elixir of gods. Once our god was an ebony gold that drove our machines and drove countries to war. Once we beat our wings at the sun, our castle a colossus that hummed. Once we made wings and flew past the sky to a… Continue reading Pandemic V: Once an Empire