How to Get to Paradise

Ingredients:

1. Your inner child’s laughter.

2. A rail road track (stretched sunrise to sunset).

3. A day you don’t want to remember.

4. Dead hairballs pilfered from the family bible.

5. The blood of the rattlesnake our parents told us never to touch.

Directions:

Prep (5 seconds)   Cook (31 years)   Ready in (still waiting)

Set everything on fire.

Breathe in. Breath out. Breathe in again.

Stop the world,

Notes:

Or don’t.

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Jessica Halsey was born in Arkansas and has lived most of her life in the United States and Panama. She earned a BA in Sociology from Randolph-Macon Woman's College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Would you like to know more?

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