Friendship bracelet

I wandered deep into the only living forest to find this —a narrow rusty box

that, in the glare of the sun,

revealed a

List of Friends

a scroll of photos

hearts and smiles

Are these my earthly ancestors?

my nubile antecedents who

Talked of space travel

and equated Hell with Planet Venus

(a heart frozen over)

I wonder if they’ll like it here:

my own dwarf planet, where I can

fly with diaphanous wings

That fold into origami fins and scales

that let me dive into my

oceanic haven.

alternating between flight


Blue Fury


Yearn for



The chorus of trees

The flurry of bees

I want to know if those

Strange creatures called


are indeed

the great great grandparents of my


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