She is paired with a body builder named Russell, who strikes Holly as not just built, but over-built. Everything about him–unhurried movement, shaved head, short sentences–signals exaggerated efficiency.
Neil Rick is a gardener and photographer in Tennessee. He grows flowers and then photographs them, overlaying the photos but doing no post-production altering. His images have won multiple prizes at American Rose Society Meetings in Tennessee and Kentucky, including Best Novice at a national ARS meeting in 2019 and "King of Photography" at a 2022 show in Bowling Green, KY.
Questions that pop in my mind when I’m on the train: If there is a God, what part of the sky does this God live in?
Scorpling (and other poems)
Did your mother’s mad
loving, her venom,
make you stronger
than you would have been