For those of you who have not seen it, my poem ‘Ornery’ was published in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette June 18th, 2016. I am still incredibly excited about it and I want to share it here, among all my other hopes and dreams. You can read it by following the link below: http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2016/06/18/Ornery/stories/201606180019 Bon Appétit xoxo
A taste of a darker side to the City of Light.
I don’t know why I remember the smell of gasoline. Sitting on the garage floor in nothing but my short corduroys, grease smeared on my knees, I watch Papa curse over the truck engine. Gasoline, sawdust, and grease was all over the garage, painting it with the leftovers of hard work and, often, failed attempts. Carved wooden projects were stacked against the shells of cars, which were bursting with old, odd bits from the house. Shelves in the corner held an assortment of paint and were lined with Folgers Coffee cans overflowing with nuts, bolts, and nails. I sat, leaning […]