If the waves are water waves, there will be a still spot. For sound waves, there will be a dead spot. When the waves are light waves, there will be darkness. This is called destructive interference.
A Christmas Cultivar — Eating Local
The first time I held a stem of Brussels sprout, I shook it, half expecting it to jingle like bells, some handmade percussion in a gypsy band, a shaman’s death rattle. A couple heads popped off, rolled under the cupboard board, one up against the door to the back porch with a tiny thud like the skull of a diving bird. /// The tight buds contain sinigrin, I’m told, good for the...
Putting the Apartment Down
Like kneeling to a dying dog, your hand on its heavy chest sensing the vacancy there, the too scarce cough of the walls. It’s a living thing you leave behind, a geometry embedded in your mind’s halls, the blind flipping of a switch, the reach for a glass and tap in the middle of the night. It creaks now like the high-pitched squeal of bone, it’s barren tones a frequency...