Ether Obscura

Ether Obscura… I’m moving towards the sun, but we won’t meet for half a mile. For now, I travel through an inverted cloud. Its company is quiet and comforting. As I turn to look out over the forest of spruce and fir, the cloud embraces me with arms of mist. Its watery breath draws near,… Continue reading Ether Obscura

This Alien Earth

This Alien Earth… I stumbled upon an alpine peak that resembled the surface of another planet. I breathed in a deep lungful of frigid air to make sure that I was still on Earth. I exhaled frozen vapor. I was home. The hike to Mt. Colden began below the clouds, and eventually I emerged above… Continue reading This Alien Earth

Dancing Faux Real on Wittenberg Mountain

February 21, 2021. I decided to have a dance party with myself in 1980s vintage on Wittenberg peak in the Catskill Mountains. Was it a practical idea to drag a bulky bubblegum pink, faux fur coat that weighs 10 lbs to the summit? Probably not. Was it worth it to sing Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna… Continue reading Dancing Faux Real on Wittenberg Mountain

My Own Muse: Hot Date With Myself, No. 3, Mohonk Mountain Preserve

After being cast-aside by my boyfriend like some crumpled candy wrapper, I endured the beginning of my summer of 2017 in a state of heightened melancholy. I mean, I went all-out weeping, moaning, gnashing my teeth– the full gamut. But, by July I was truly bored with myself as a driveling lump, mourning the loss… Continue reading My Own Muse: Hot Date With Myself, No. 3, Mohonk Mountain Preserve