the Hydrogen Jukebox

Shake the bones and penetrate the nervous system, we've got places to be, you see. Let's mix curiosity with adventure and live shoeless and bold on the cliff face.

I’ve got nothing to do but spin For you, explain this life Journey I’m thumbing through. They take my pen I’ll scratch in the dust On the buildings and car windows If I really must. If they take my food And fork and spoon—well I fuel this fire With wood, not food. With authentic giggles […]

I fell in love with the poetry of Alfred Lord Tennyson while teaching the Victorian Era to my British Literature kiddos last semester. I think I got…way too into Tennyson. Almost all of the lessons included some shout-out to Tennyson or his style or his voice. Because he’s a painter, right? He doesn’t tell you what to […]

I write this at my own peril. But, alas, perhaps my end shall come anyways. Perhaps the dawn may never come for me again. But no. I cannot give up hope. I cannot give in to the fear. I must tell my story. You must know. I arose before dawn and after the second chorus […]

It seems some days I have few needs; A shower and a snack. Accompanied with a bottle of water— Haven’t had much of that. It seems some days I long for— Yes all I long to manage— The wafting smell of lavender soap And a stomach of bananas. Once my needs are managed And my […]

This is my favorite kind of world— The kind of world where I don’t have anywhere to be But under this firm clay tile Listening to the thick drops of rain Plummet down upon the earth. This world I’m under is cool and delicious And smells like a candlelit dinner after a lonely afternoon. I […]

My beautiful neighbor Linda took me with her to central Jakarta this weekend to pop around admiring dancing fountains and eating local foods and shaking hands with tropical flora. We met up with her friend Franny and her cousin, and after spending Saturday night on the 23rd floor of Linda’s central Jakarta apartment—me snuggled against […]

I have a notebook and pen beside my bed at all times because some of my most comical moments occur when I wake up and remember that I had written an idea down sometime in the middle of stage 1 or 2 of sleep. I would like to share a few of these with you, […]