Hello! Good morning! I’m—well— I am how I am. And you? Don’t ask. There are beautiful things to think about. Up there’s the sky; down there, the sea. We can stay right here, wherever you want. We can sleep late, go to bed at midnight: you tell me. So, explain your dream. I heard you crying. Later, you laughed. Where was I? You had to ask. I was the sky itself, the water, the half-moon sickle sweeping the bay.
Paul David Adkins lives in Northern NY. He served in the US Army from 1991-2013. Recently, he earned a MA in Writing and The Oral Tradition from The Graduate Institute, Bethany, CT. He spends his days either counseling soldiers or teaching college students in a NY state correctional facility.