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  • [need]

    What do I need? Every day it feels unsure beyond water, food, air, shelter. The hierarchy appears more like a swirl, like a triangle toppled by time and emotion. Perhaps we have overstayed our welcome as ecosystem engineers; evolution granted us abilty but what we’ve done with it is built on individual choice, on top […] Read more

  • We’re Back! What Happened & What’s New

    Well, first of all, we’re back! You may have noticed urbanhabitat was down for a while. I was busy making some changes to the layout – and to my career track. It’s time I got to be creative again. It’s time I advocate for myself and feel appreciated. (More on how a career in tech […] Read more

  • [grain]

    Abandoned fields of grain sway in a silent breeze that carries no sound, neither east nor west. Underground, the fibers run in parallel; they pop up between individual stalks like deer-stands, watching. Someone buzzes by; she lands lightly on one of the crops and extends her probiscis to drink. Read more

  • [arena]

    She stood, arms bloodied, against the stone wall. Red dripped down the gold of her armor and mingled with dropped fur and dirt. Her eyes followed steady crimson drips up, up from the ground to the gleaming white fang of the lioness. The crowd jeered. She was meant to die here, by the teeth of […] Read more

  • [disappear]

    I finally got up the courage to enter the flower shop. There she stood, recognizable even after fifteen years. Dark hair just to the shoulders; a smooth and quiet way of moving that drew my eyes. I doubted I was so recognizable after all this time and was glad for it. But I swear, I […] Read more

  • healing mint

    Mint is a ubiquitous plant out here in western Pennsylvania. In fact, bushels of it grow against the sidewalk on my street, and a friend recently plucked a full plant, root and all, while clipping the leaves recently – and gave me the little plantlet. She’s been living in a gorgeous ethereally silver pot next […] Read more

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