David Borofka teaches at Kings River Community College. He has been published in a number of literary magazines. 
Dec 01 1995
How You Are Born
Miranda Lambert’s bedroom was on the third floor of the family’s manor house, overlooking the sweep of the back lawn, the reflecting pool, the twin gazebos and the rose garden.
Dec 01 1994
Sep 01 1992
What am I to say about two brothers whose wives have argued, who are thus forced by their immediate loyalties not to speak to one another? Or the surgeon in love with the deftness of his hands, the choreography of his fingers, and who has been forced by illness to set his scalpel aside? Or the woman who refuses to act on her own desires because she is attracted to a married man, one who represents moral integrity and uprightness of heart? What can I do but repeat the usual cliches: that life is indeed a garden of pain, that men and women are born for trouble and heartache. That the world which seems to lie before us like a land so various, so beautiful, so new, etc., etc., is in reality a smoking landfill?