Scattered Rainbows

Freedom. I think it means something different to all of us.  I remember hearing a story of a man who had been wrongfully imprisoned. Twenty years later he was released and set free. The interviewer asked him what he wanted to do now that he was out.  His response? To swim in a pool ofContinue reading “Scattered Rainbows”

Defrost? Maybe not

The 4:30 alarm is terrifying. I did what I could to soften its power. The piercing tones have been replaced by Edvard Greig’s “Morning”, and the volume is as low as I can get it. Still, soothing oboe or not, the first notes assault my eardrums and I throw back the covers, dismount from theContinue reading “Defrost? Maybe not”

Cape and Cowl

He sits on a stool beneath an old boxing heavy bag. It hangs motionless. The scuffs and soft-spots hint at a life of abuse. The sounds of grunts, and the slapping of leather on leather all but echoes, locked inside the concrete walls and fiberglass insulation dripping from the rafters.  He looks up from aContinue reading “Cape and Cowl”