lindsey wayland calligraphy, osteology by lindsey wayland


Red River Review "Pheromones.February 15, 2015

Cordella Magazine. "Owl Song," "Forest of Motherhood." April 10, 2015

Porter Gulch Literary Review.  "Fingers of Rain." May 2015, 30th Anniversary Issue.

Porter Gulch Literary Review. "I Spawned from Antarctica," "The Guest." May 2016

The Local. "The Turkey Vulture." February 2017

Porter Gulch Literary Review.  "When I Called Her to Lament the State of Marriage Today." Forthcoming, May 2017



The Local. "Ode to Slow." Forthcoming, May 2017.

The MOON Magazine. "Diary of a Hitchhiker."  September 2014.

Design*Sponge.  "Methow Valley, Washington City Guide." August 2014.

Tiny Homes on the Move: Wheels and Water by Lloyd Kahn features the Wayland Family Housebus and Lindsey's essay, Shelter Publications. May 2014.



The Guest

Tell me when you last knocked
upon a stranger’s door.
Tell me when you last wept
in the bathtub.
Tell me when you last stuck your nose
inside a flower’s pollen and became a guest.  

All open hearts who come
to my door are welcome.

Bring your flowered bouquet, 
bring your casserole,
bring your sunken shoulders,
bring your head down low,
bring your dinner wine, 
bring your empty hands,

You are welcome here.

Tell me how far you have traveled.
Tell me your sorrow,
the reason no modest pillow
will suffice and I will receive
stones as feathers, splinters as fur.
Lay your head down, you are safe here.

What bones do you bring?
What stories are on your fingers, 
your teeth?
How long can we sit here, 
clear eyes and soft skin?
I will not leave you.

You will rise to meet
marrow split open,
you will rotate your shoulders back, 
you will meet cumulonimbus
and storm fog,
you will evaporate into dust,
you will find your own tongue in another’s mouth.