outside there is a mile thick circumference of wood slats and stucco. i smell dirt and pomegranate. we camp just outside the debris. in the morning, the desert unlocks and lets us in, and ahead we see people rising from below the foundation.
About the author:
Joshua Young is the author of When the Wolves Quit: A Play-in-Verse (Gold Wake Press), To the Chapel of Light (Mud Luscious Press), and the forthcoming collaboration with Chas Hoppe (Gold Wake Press 2013). He teaches writing at Columbia College Chicago where he also studies poetry in the MFA Program. He lives in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago with his wife, their son, and their dog. For information about his writing, films, and other projects visit http://thestorythief.tumblr.com.