Florilegium Archive · Papercuts and Scribbles

August 2021 – Chicago

The arrogance of skyscrapers starving for something not glass and metal and concrete. I thought I could hear the lake muttering, "There is no place better to have the blues than Chicago."

Bookish Places · Papercuts and Scribbles

Milwaukee: Little Read Book Inc.

Little Read Book Inc. has the essence of a lakefront cabin with, what I can only describe as, a wooden wizard standing guard over current reads.

Florilegium Archive · Papercuts and Scribbles

July 2021 – Americanah

A person made not of flesh but of little crystals of perfection she heard in her voice the echo of his Obi ocha. A clean heart.

Florilegium Archive · Papercuts and Scribbles

June 2021 – Peter Pan

Blue eyes as soft as the periwinkle the upper world has called but would give no help

Florilegium Archive · Papercuts and Scribbles

May 2021 – Speak

God crackles over the intercom, listen to me listen to me listen to me