Joy in my kitchen

Three dull pumpkin carving knives

Eight fondue sticks

Four sets of fancy chopsticks and one mangled sushi rolling mat

One petite grapefruit spoon

My favorite pie making tools

A tangled heap of cookie cutters and a sticky box of decorating items

…. and all of the memories wedged in the crevices like crumbs …

Darkness

Darkness

headless & fierce danced next to me, pressed close to my movements and

turned my thoughts inside out and wild into the world, just to see how it felt when

dangerous silhouettes took a turn with them in broad daylight, casting their own

shadows