I’ve been busy at my new job making tons of tip money and getting soaked in ice cream (yuck), but I’ve had several ideas that I will share here:

  1. Don’t trust people who still act like spoiled children into adulthood. Ain’t nobody got time.
  2. Buy your friend coffee or a movie ticket and don’t write it down or ask them for a reimbursement.
  3. Your friends give the best book recommendations.
  4. Take yourself on dates.
  5. Make time to be alone every day.
  6. Call your friends on their birthdays, or just when you’re thinking of them.
  7. If you are a writer, write like your life depends on it. Often, it does.

OK. Back to binge-watching Buffy and drinking tall boys like I’m 20 years old.


Day #3

Funeral for Home

Watercolor paper stacked
rough as old hands–
heater grates open
to a desert.

Florence Boulevard smolders
in inch-deep volcano ash–
thick merlot carpet
petrifies like bone.

A ghost kicks dirt
in the basement. Long
hairs drizzle the bathtub.

Hornets lull the dead,
fruit drops and worms feast.