To-Do List by D.C. Buschmann 000000 Entries hang like apples with due insouciance until becoming the r aison d'être picked off just before putrid. Giving Birth to a Dancing Star by D.C. Buschmann After the view 000000 on the 000000000 mountain 0000000000000000 top 000000000000 after the tempest 000000 in the abyss comes 000000a calm 000000000000 from the pounding rain teaching us to love 000000 for love’s 00000000000000 sake 000000000000000000 and 000000 to let go 000000000000 of the 00000000000000000 umbrella. "I tell you: One must have chaos in one, to give birth to a dancing star." —Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra D.C. Buschmann is routinely ordered about by two miniature schnauzers, Cupcake and Coco, and is a freelance editor in Carmel, Indiana. She has been published in numerous anthologies in the U.S., the U.K., Australia, and India, including Rat’s Ass Review and Lamar University’s Wise Ass Anthology .