SaltDiamonds blackSalt by IdeaEngineer
are precious and
just my face, my sleeve
my sleeve, my cheeks
The Keeper's CatchTravelThe Keeper's Catch by IdeaEngineer
The Keeper of the lighthouse leaves towels in his car just in case of rainstorms. He’s goes on frequent dates, and all is well until raindrops speckle the windshield. She wants to let it in. She wants to roll her window down. The Keeper pulls to the side of the road and his date undoes her seatbelt. She gets out. He rolls her window back up as his date reclines on the hood of his car. The hood, warm from the engine, feels like a sunbathed rock in the ocean’s spray. The Keeper and his date admire each other through the windshield, water cascading down it, wobbling the face on the other side.
The Keeper of the lighthouse has a new interest in plumbing manuals. Two are on his nightstand, resting beside a boxed engagement ring—pearl, not diamond. Measurements and figures are scribbled inside one of the manual covers—distance from the sea, to the lighthouse: 64 yd.— cost of 64 yd. of pipe: approximately $750. There’s a diagram of th