No More Than Breath and Bone

Collage created with photos taken by novelist, Laurie Perez. One of the famed “mittens” of Monument Valley blends with an author pic to illustrate the way the scene seems to absorb all ego and constructs of identity, making the author a proverbial fish out of water.
Monument Valley Collage by Laurie Perez

Gravity’s ubiquitous yet weak — a stalk of wheat bends only to please the breeze, not the steady mass of a beggar craving bread, nor will the earth sway sweet grains to fall when flocking doves add beaks and wings to the equation. Still here I perch, darkness garbed in merch from the creators convention — fish unnamed out of water, holding spent plastic, waiting for the…

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