Just Checking

Just Checking

  Probably for the fifth time during the night I check my phone. I haven’t got up to check. I steal a look only because I’ve got up. When I am between sleep and wakefulness, it is especially magical to receive an email. A gift delivered in your dream....
Urban Longing   (Sonnet)

Urban Longing (Sonnet)

  To be born in a paradise of green Rich crops in fields protected by scarecrows Amidst trees, flowers and endless hedgerows Below hilltops that overlook the scene Stretching far across an idyllic dream. Is to know, that urban longing follows To escape from rural...
Yesterday in Istanbul

Yesterday in Istanbul

  Normally, getting out of bed in the morning feels like oppression. Sleep beckons, I go and earn wages, and the news is filled with political lies and reports of casualties from bombings. Men make me feel objectified and my clothes don’t fit right, but...
Smart, Very Smart

Smart, Very Smart

    Jimmy Carter looked green as he delivered his last state of the union. Of course, everyone did on the old Magnavox for ten minutes or so. My parents turned it on well advance of the buyer who had called in response to the Thrifty Nickel ad. It takes a...