Zanzibar

“I could put  my cigarette out in it,” the man says and laughs a little.  Blond and tall and lean, he rolls the window up to keep the ashes from blowing back in his face, making the jeep unbearably hot. It is barely past breakfast. “It’s only kerosene,”  he says. Jay and the girl ride…

Birds

White birds congregate in the fields. We pass them often these days.  They’ve come  from Russia  to winter over, and feed in the fallow fields near my home . Tundra swans.  Trumpeter swans. Snow geese. The  Trumpeter swans are big and white with long curved necks.  The geese are smaller but just as white with…