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In Praise of Peaches

WHEN SAN FRANCISCO’S shelter-in-place order started on March 17, 2020, I did not feel as cut off from the world as many did. I already worked at home and maintained social connections Continue reading


The Patrescene

We crawled naked from the caves, staggered in from the hunts, to find someone had planted a seed. Our hands, stained with charcoal, ocher. Bodies spent, but swirling with beasts we’d Continue reading

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Brothers in Arms

This essay appeared in Earthly Love: Stories of Intimacy and Devotion from Orion. ON THE WEATHER DECKS of my naval warship, in the wilderness of the Pacific Ocean, I smoked alone. Continue reading

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The Age of Stolen Salt

Salt is an ancestor. Older than ocean, old as stars. Salt flows through your saltwater body even now like blood, as blood. Salt is nonnegotiable, necessary for the working of every Continue reading


Invisible Visible

  Close your eyes: What do you see? Of the world you know, what pulses beneath? What does it take to see through words like veils, images like mirages? Close your Continue reading