Alex Lemons

An article from the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier. Alex Lemons was a friend and classmate of mine. I will be visiting the lemon tree that was planted in his memory at our middle school soon because a new school has been built nearby. Our old elementary school has been torn down. The last time I remember […]

Recurrence

Sketchers pound erratically on uneven stairs that I take at top speed, flashing a jagged key, twisting an oval knob, heart racing past a pile of summer shoes. I bolt the door behind me and instantly remember a dream I had when my bedroom overlooked Broadway Street. I heard a creature snarling under the porch. […]

Barn-House

trees bend and wave, flowers remind me of running through bushes with purple bunches, floral and lush until the snap–a swing-set unmovable-cemented haphazardly in the backyard with all its knobby trees and rotten leaves. apple-core eyes are smokey and coiling under an invisible chain-link fence for dogs, cutting the bandit’s neck staining bare feet like […]

Hospital

[sitting in a hospital bed with a ragged pink bunny, talking out loud] Ever since I was little I slept with a stuffed rabbit. I have had Jellybean for as long as I can remember, he was a gift from my godparents. I had a zoo of stuffed creatures situated strategically around my small bed, […]