April 2021

A Small Moment

Allison struggles to accept what her mother tells her: that “different is good” She combs my hair, carefully untangling each section. My hair is like a fluffy black cloud spreading away from my face. The pointed ends of the comb slide into my hair and out. Like a shovel in the dirt. My mom gives […]


As the sun rises A shaggy figure wades through the swirling mist. His hooves crunch softly in the deep new snow. He raises his antlered head And calls to the great winter sky. It is a promise. “Have patience!” it says. “Winter is not eternal! Spring will return And cover the forest with her cloak […]