Dad, Do you remember the photos you showed me years ago, Ansel Adams in Yosemite? I said it wasn’t real, nothing is that perfect. Remember? I went there, stood looking, and still I’m not certain. Maybe it was in my mind. Maybe it’s no longer […]
Gina, The boat stopped at a village. We wanted to see, maybe engage, find a connection. But we only have minutes not months. The thought of this being a human zoo weighs heavy on us. I paused and watched the mighty Mekong surging past, carrying […]
AL— It’s hot. We’re exhausted but we walk all day anyway. Scottie and Nelly figured out that if they whine enough, they can ride on my shoulders. Charlie can order food by himself—in Spanish—almost. The kids are all so big now. They miss you more […]
Warren: For 14 hours, I was angry that you didn’t come with me. I got to Matera, tired and hungry during siesta. The desk clerk bartered food in exchange for practicing English. At Le Botteghe, a handsome young man, fed me for two hours sharing […]
BIO: Michelle Brooks has published a collection of poetry, Make Yourself Small, (Backwaters Press), and a novella, Dead Girl, Live Boy, (Storylandia Press). Her poetry collection, Pretty in A Hard Way, will be published by Finishing Line Press in 2019.