Poetry

Vesuvius

I never underestimate laughter, hiding in old boxes and young wrinkles. It begins or ends with a disaster.   I caught on when the schoolyard taunts turned the aster to rot, and the ground ashen with sprinkles; I sometimes underestimate laughter.   The bodies of Pompeii were found after a realization so simple; A moment … Continue reading

Off the Beaten Path
Photography

Off the Beaten Path

Taken at Fushimi Inari in Kyoto, Japan on January 6th, 2014. Through a gap in the famous bright orange torii, I couldn’t help but capture this adorable moment of an old couple talking away from the busy path full of New Years visitors. Uploaded for the Weekly Photo Challenge with the theme Split-Second Story. What do you … Continue reading