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Way Beyond Bloomfield, New Jersey

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A woman who works at my bank said I’m “worldly” because I knew the history of India and her home country, Pakistan.

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Bookstore Living

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Some people laugh when I say I live in a bookstore, but as the years have unfolded since academia, more and more of my private library has become the inventory for the #njpoet bookstore.

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New Jersey Politicos

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By far my favorite part of Governor Christie’s fantasy run for president in 2016 has been the political ignorance it’s exposed among my fellow New Jerseyans.

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Department Store

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I could hear them bickering before they turned the corner. She’d dragged him to this department store before he’d finished breakfast, apparently. He was still protesting.

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After-Depression

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I told her my depression is finally lifting, and she thought I meant the seasonal blues that hit me every winter.

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