Love & other hard things

One out of seven jobless, Venezuela size statistics, but the Tongass is alive, listen—   the wilderness so thick, I could lean into this. No helicopters to spoil, and there’s a part of me   that likes to do hard things— like fool myself into jumping off this cliff sixty feet   into the drink,…

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Costa Rica

Breeze exhales in your left ear. Inhale sea spray. Hot sun consumes the thick jungle and complexions, varnishing the lucky ones until they sparkle. Your body, boneless, slithers into a hammock. Shadows of palm fronds dance over bare legs, chased by sunbeams. Toenails resemble pink shells in the sand. Ocean waves wash through your lungs, salty.…

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