Figure of the Buck – Julie Funderburk
Think of a buck
within city limits, surrounded by houses,
blocked in by commuter roads.
New Jersey – Craig Morgan Teicher
I was afraid the past would catch up with me,
would find this new house too like the scarred
old childhood home. But it hasn’t yet. A tree
casts soft and gentle shade over our green yard.
I always have to be doing something, accomplishing some-
thing, fixing something, going somewhere, feeling purposeful,
If your house
is a dress
it’ll fit like