“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


the only safety you find at the end is the safety you bring with you (with apologies to robert pirsig)

nighttime dark drives into my safe spaces,
i count my breaths.
one to the stop sign
two and a dogleg to the right
three past the wendy's
four - a true right turn,
and then flashing red lights guide me
this way
this way,
no longer stopping me,
five to the first one
six to the second,
there is never any traffic in my way,
only one last turn
and then the safest place of all.
nevermind that i carried it with me all the way.



come. sit under the emma tree & let's talk. i have cookies . . .