Sienna, August 15, 1873 (excerpt from my new novel in the making)

My Siren, How I wish to be other than this man I have built myself to be—Machiavellian and idealist, a policy-maker who challenges the law to show up for what it cannot possibly be, but what it must nevertheless be: a promise fulfilled. Aw, Siren, how I wish for poetry! I have misplaced my breath […]