“Mara at Midnight”

This moonless night As sightless stars dance blindly On this obsidian lake A solitary figure stands Motionless upon the shore Defiant Against the inexorable waves arrayed like armies on the surface of the waters Pulsing, moving in the futility of an eternal attack and retreat Endlessly advancing with wave upon wave of kinetic fury, andContinue reading ““Mara at Midnight””

Long Weekends, Cottage Traffic, and Family Memories: Who Can Detect Their Errors? Not Me, Apparently.

“As the cruiser lights flashed blue and red, I pulled over. Deep inside, I sensed my smug self-righteousness ebbing away, exposing a hollow anxiety. The worst part was wondering where I could have gone wrong, accompanied by a fear of undetected errors, hidden only from myself. I had tried so hard to do everything right,Continue reading “Long Weekends, Cottage Traffic, and Family Memories: Who Can Detect Their Errors? Not Me, Apparently.”