Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Wailing Wall

  All that remains is the marble of your back as you lie on your side asleep like a fallen column on bed sheets stretching out between us like   forty    years   of    Sinai    sand. I read the ridge of your … Continue reading

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Celestial Bodies

CELESTIAL BODIES Luna traced her finger down the long crack in the cement stoop they sat on. It ran under her feet like a fault line and disappeared under the toe of Sam’s dark Van shoe beside her—something a teenage … Continue reading

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The Matryoshka Women: A Mother’s Day Story.

My mother went to the tent cities of Albania in 1999 with a medical team to serve the Kosovo refugees. When she came back, she gave me a set of Russian nesting dolls or Matryoshka— meaning little mothers. Each doll opened up … Continue reading

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