Face Down

Face Down by Mary Karr   What are you doing on this side of the dark? You chose that side, and those you left feel your image across their sleeping lids as a blinding atomic blast. Last we knew, you were suspended midair like an angel for a pageant off the room where your wife … Read moreFace Down

an unmarked grave

writer Mavis Gallant rests in an unmarked grave in Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris. it’s difficult to locate without knowledge that she resides, temporarily, in her friend’s family crypt, because Mavis died almost penniless. when faced with fragile, failing health and dwindling finances, she stated, unequivocally, “i have chosen to be a writer, i know what … Read morean unmarked grave