The first important thing in making fermented cabbage is to choose a good cabbage head.
a cheeping beak breaks forth
scenting balmy air:
swirls of hyacinths waft
in warm, hour-less days –
I felt autumn and you weren’t in it
last night i carved open
a tree in the yard and
at the centre of the
trunk was a small
The trees are prettier this time of year, limp—
gowned in sweet milk stuck to our tongues.
It was the temperamental radio,
the cats with full bellies,
the hilarious stench of fuel
I try bleaching the sun
using liquid soda crystals
but the sky turns yellow too
breathe and /hold
lungs and belly
moon balloon full
The water is so clear, the sunlight snakes across the rocks on the seabed, I can see the relaxed mottled skin of her arms below the ripples of surface, her arms leisurely open and close like silky breath.
It’s not that she wasn’t happy for her sister, far from it. Nadia only wished she could hold on to her for a little longer.
My soles are gelatinous, a mixture of blood, and yoke.
my father wanted to recreate the grapes
grow his own over our tiny backyard in the suburbs just outside the city
his vision was three separate plants,
arching and twisting their vines from our neighbor’s garage to ours