Night Swimming

Night swimming: That thing you do on summer nights when the dampness is so far-reaching, you’re soaked before you ever get in the pool.  It is a compulsion caused by the beckoning waters under the stars on humid nights that only a chorus of crickets have not fallen victim to.  It is a thing most appropriate on…

Walk Away Whistling

I’ve realized that I live my life like a country summer night…one of the relentlessly cruel kind that insists upon its own flawed magic, birthed from an intense heat wave. It’s the kind only spoken of in country songs, which I only find comforting in that stretch of time from June to August. It’s the kind that is…