Day 14: Ms. Manila

Prompt: Forebears   The students that died on the streets of Manila were only trying to point out the obvious: Where did you get the money to gild every corner of your dozen houses when my family could barely afford shoes? Why are you sending the military to disperse crowds gathering along a historic monument […]

Day 2: Under the Eaves

Prompt: Sense of place   daffodils grow quietly under knowing eaves, predictable like teachers and staff. see them greet empty sidewalks, silent brick walls, carless streets, neighbors with drawn curtains. for once they ripen healthy, glowing like perfect stars, vibrant petals without small hands learning softness, palms curious to yellowness, fingers pliant to peace six […]