Rooftop in Brooklyn

Where: My brother’s rooftop in BK. When: Last Friday. So below is a poem I wrote for my Seminar in Literature & Writing class. We’ve been reading the work of poets Jane Kenyon and William Carlos Williams. The assignment (at least what I chose to do) was to write a poem, then to rewrite with …

Wretched of the Earth: Several Days in the Life of a Little Girl in Salt Lake City

Me somewhere in Utah, probably up to no good. This past weekend in a conversation with my mother about how ‘special’ I was as a kid, she said and I quote: I wasn’t going to allow you to be the nasty little wretched sonofabitch you wanted to be. Damn Mom!!!! She realllly went in on me with …