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Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies

// A performance // They were not the ones. That sounds amazing. Thank God. I wrote, You made me feel ordinary. This is how you made someone you love feel. I wrote, You can’t be you and love unconditionally. I wrote, I’m not changing for anyone. I don’t deserve to be invaded. I don’t owe…

Quick Pickled Red Onions

(eye)Lids close, and the projector finds its starting point. You see: The same story. The same one. You do not have to see it again, really. It is written. [And it is over.] And you were there. But it plays again, anyway. Slides clicking, light flicking. What a long time to repeat oneself through the…

Zucchini Pizza with Lemon and Chives

Arundhati Roy pointed out, “There are things that can be forgotten. And things that cannot-that sit on dusty shelves like stuffed birds with baleful, sideways staring eyes.” And she was right. If I were to summarize my character, it would be with this: recently, I sat on a bench in my favorite book store waiting…

Peach Poppyseed Buttermilk Cake

It isn’t that everything is simple; it’s just that sometimes things are much simpler than we anticipate. Allow me to point out the obvious and state: I have made a lot of poppyseed things lately. You’re welcome. I picked a date on a calendar. I set up my phone to e-mail and text a reminder:…