Articles by: Kelly McCarthy

Pen to Paper: “Me, nectar”

The vision of a monarch isn’t just a Halloween rhapsody to me, a momentary Ah! Those colors! So graceful and quietly fleeting! they’ll say.   I’m irritated, offended by their believed knowingness of a beauty they don’t know, they never knew. Maybe fifteen years ago, they could have known.   The milkweed wings, tawny-orange with veins of ebony, belong to […]

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Pen to Paper: “Human  Nature”

Pen to Paper: “Human Nature”

Grass grows from scalps limbs coarse with bark my smile cracks as the dry soil of my cheeks breaks into pieces, falling to the floor of flesh lined with peach fuzz                       — and the Earth’s sweat we shower in the air’s tears after swimming in rivers of blood kayaking […]