“the thin woods and across the highway” by Sasha at the Airbnb in Mount Pleasant

Sunday August 19, 2018
10:56am
5 minutes
November 1968
Brian Doyle

She climbs and climbs
like she never knew she could
the thin woods reaching
towards sun
towards starlight
towards eagle feather

She reaches a highway
and wishes it was a
river she was crossing

Eagle swoops down
lifts her up
carries her across

She shares water and
bread as a thank you
and the bird leaves
a feather in exchange
for her smile
for her goodness
for her trust that
inter-species friendships
are not reserved for the
domesticated
it’s only that too often
human beings
are afraid

“while the couple works out their troubles without distraction” by Sasha on her couch


Monday June 12, 2017
10:00pm
5 minutes
Committed
Elizabeth Gilbert


Without distraction we take to the winding roads
of the west way up near the sky touching
clouds with our noses way up near the stars
touching ancient dust with our eyelashes

We swim in salt water plunging pools
and my skin gets burned by the sun but
it’s okay it’s okay
it’s okay

You read to me in a whisper
from your secret notebook
the holy grail
and an eagle flies overhead
shadows in the wideness of the wingspan

“her “home” shifted time and again” by Julia at R&D


Tuesday, August 18, 2015
4:20pm
5 minutes
An article in The Atlantic

Eagle and Snail lay on the cool linoleum, looking up at the stolen chandelier that’s glittering on the ceiling. Snail’s head is on Eagle’s stomach and he can feel her breathing and he can hear her heartbeat.
Eagle keeps falling asleep and when she does Snail listens to the gurgling of her lower intestines and mimics the sounds to her with his best out loud impression. Eagle wakes up when he does this and she laughs sleepily but with commitment. Eagle’s hand is on Snail’s face, holding his left eyebrow in the crescent moon of her palm. When she remembers, she strokes it with the grain and smooths it with the inside ridge of her finger.