I know what it’s like to walk away from something in which you’ve deeply invested. I ran a poetry open mike for more than twelve years. But when the energy is no longer there, it’s gone.
I also learned that events by committee, especially long distance committee, stumble at the starting gate. If the event is to continue, I suggest that two or…[Read more]
From space they look like pollen,
(the umbrellas blooming on the beach)
row after row by the shoreline,
like a pollen garden
planned and plotted on a grid
(this section for yellow blooms,
this one for the […]
lovers took to the mountain
and lay under the sun in the grass,
his hand on her thigh. She said, I cannot
surrender a gift so precious but
this memory will be yours to keep.
She laid his hand on her […]
I’m the best student in the school,
the smartest student in the history of students,
I can talk my way into an A
before you can eat your lunch.
You think you have an after school job?
My job is the greatest […]
It’s like you dissected me, exposed me, beginning with the heart
and slowly working backward through the ribs, the dermis
Your idea of love is a poem you’ll never write.
then outward leaving notes in my skin w […]
a forest painted on
a glazed china cup
is no less lifeless than
a forest choked by
After dinner at Chez Désespoir,
when the wine, the brie,
cherry gazpacho, the sole,
the fruit and cheese with
honey glaze were cleared,
after he gave her a ring with
a rock as big as Jupiter,
she buried h […]
He could have served her tea
before the conversation swerved to
seeing her at the station with Jack
who she dated back before they met.
“Will you leave me for Jack?” She left upset,
He remained, gazing at […]
and proverb too,
its walls unblemished
by strikes that snuff
the brightest stars.
toss it to the grieving.
Study their faces
Now picture this:
You cradle your
with one tail
whisp of white
battering the bow
drowning a dream
that drove him
The fire consumed the fruit from
my brother’s vineyard. Nothing remained.
My stag, prepared upon my altar
remained untouched, undesired.
God’s glory radiated from his golden hair.
The drag […]
Hansel and Great stayed out all night.
And the next one, and the next.
Their parents scoured the forest for signs
but returned with only a mystery:
How could children vanish into the evening
like phantoms […]
John Lennon wrote,
“She’s so heavy,”
and suddenly, in the
middle of the refrain,
she was. As though
Jupiter broke free,
soared past the moon
capturing the earth
in its wake. In an
instant, 9.8 m/s^2 […]
I made plans and reminders to participate in the morning half-marathon. Life intervenes. For instance, none of my calendar reminders went off this morning. But I also went to bed last night with a writing project […]