I WOULD BE THE HAPPIEST BIRD – Horseless Press 2014


It is transient, it is migratory, it embarks from the restlessness of youth and family and lands in self-actualization.

I’ve never/ thought of myself as much of a threat, sitting here in a room w/ cats & a space heater trying to figure out/ how birds flying in the sky still has relevant meaning, how not caring if it does means more than// a thesis or carefully splattered book (the trick is believing in yourself long enough so that the words/ come out more or less honest, pitting vulnerability against craft.)

I Would Be the Happiest Bird interrogates our “where?” and calls to piece of us that still looks up and wonders, “if I could fly, how far would my wings take me from here and would I ever come back?”