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Muddy bite

Full moon tonight, and a lunar eclipse.  At first there was a chunk of moon missing, a nip, with shadowy edging.  It looks like the Darkness nibbled, and left a smear.  Then an arc of earth’s shadow against the moon, the face masked.  A brilliant white topknot....

Witches Island and Burnt Offerings

It was on the banks of the Mississippi river, across the street from Grandpa and Grandma Schwab’s, down a steep, steep bank of sand and dirt, stinging nettles, gnats and mosquitoes, and big, tall, leafy trees that I saw Witches Island for the first time. The grass was...