The First Date

“Smooth as a thistle. Faced with the most basic dating rules, I was managing, at most, one out of four. And that one the second coming of Steve Urkel.” Can J.D. Smith redeem a first-date disaster?

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Comparisons To A Climate

“Like a summer’s day / given over to scrub and vines / and to such beasts as can live on them, / like a scarcely cooler night” New poetry from J.D. Smith.