I wrote this poem two years ago, but for some reason I’ve been feeling nudged to share it the past couple weeks. It’s very unusual, but I like it, and I hope you will, too.
Behind the Mask
the high school reunion’s perfect too perfect full of color and light and songs that make you want to dance and laughing people women in bright dresses of varying lengths with perfectly manicured nails men with hair slicked back and immaculately creased pants
you’re just like any of them. hair gel still sticking to the back of your neck freshly ironed slacks … Keep reading
At least, every year in my experience of life thus far. What is “it”? “It” is a month which happens to be called “August.” And that particular month-name happens to be the name of the most popular character from my Firmament series. The first August after Radialloy came out, I did several August-themed posts, including an interview and contest, special artwork, and an excerpt, and last year I did posted a little chat with the character. So of course I couldn’t let August 2014 go by without at least a mention of the mild-mannered navigator.
I’ve also been meaning to … Keep reading