this vast state has gotten smaller in the last year i've become more and more willing to trek across plains and around mountains three hundred miles never feels as far nor as close as it does when it is the distance between loves

signs of homesickness

I know I'm aching for Los Angeles when car tires passing by start to sound like waves crashing there is water here too cold to enter the shore close but rocky and less welcoming I yearn after those long warm October afternoons at the ocean skin salty sun sinking into evening

of cities

There's no shame in not loving the underdog; that's why she's the underdog, after all because she is different snarls at you funny barks too much doesn't always smell nice Not all dogs are loved by all; do not begrudge us the ferocity of our love for a strange, gangly-limbed, sometimes ridiculous city no one … Continue reading of cities