THE SUMMER WIDOWER
I worry about the man
Perhaps tomorrow someone will
Tonight as I walk by, a skinny cat
The late August breeze ushers
Emily Kerlin has called the following things home: a black 1984 Mazda GLC, a 13-tatami-mat flat in Japan, a gaff-rigged schooner in Manhattan, a stone home on Lake Michigan, a blue left-zip mummy bag, a trimaran in Micronesia, a ski lodge in Montana and an upstairs apartment near the Baltic coast of Germany. Her current home sits at 728 feet above sea level in Urbana, Illinois where she has been teaching the difference between "chicken" and "kitchen" to English language learners in public schools for the last 20 years. Find her at emilykerlin.com.