Expressions of Joy

Nathan Xie

              He exclaims things like nodders, or yagoo, or hrmhrm, and the first time folks ask him what he means, he just smiles and keeps dancing, but the second time folks ask him, insistent on fishing some shiner of meaning from his utterances, he tastes silence and retreats inside himself, where his words hide in the tree leaves as songbirds.

Nathan Xie has recent or forthcoming work at The Margins (AAWW), Gone Lawn, Sledgehammer Lit, and more. Find him on Twitter @sneaky_stabby.