The Roadside Apple Tree

The roadside apple tree stands out of place in a flat foreverness of roads that stretch between farm fields like a horizontal root system. She's small and overgrown. The shape of an apple tree, but not quite. Her fruit is familiar and different. It looks and tastes like apples, but not quite. She cultivates the … Continue reading The Roadside Apple Tree

Trying to Stop Thunder

According to my five-year-old daughter, the best way to stop lightening is to close all the curtains and blinds in the house. Out of sight, out of mind. Thunder, on the other hand, is a bit more tricky. Trying to mute the rumbling remains of lightening strikes is like trying to mute the trembling cries … Continue reading Trying to Stop Thunder