I’m dreaming as the news blares out of my clock radio. A dazed three-year-old freezing in the rubble in Syria, a koala bear paralyzed by flames closing in on him in an Australian forest, a mink being dragged to a killing chamber in Denmark. Weird how I take the most gruesome things happening in the world and weave them, still half asleep, into my dreams.
Images of the three-year-old, the koala bear, and the mink fade as I sit up in bed, leaving me with an aching back and a knot in my chest.[Read more…] about Poppy Seed