Monthly Archives: December 2019

The Optimist’s Sonnet

The Optimist’s Sonnet I’m thankful for this flat tire making me late for work. At least I have a car and two jobs so I can keep up my payments. I’m thankful for this headache reminding me I’m alive and … Continue reading

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Sixth Grade

for Raymond Keltner, 1936-1979   In the Thunderdome of twelve-year-old boys, learning the Code of the Playground, No Tattling, Two for Flinching, I had my first male teacher. He was a big guy and played the curmudgeon. When he took … Continue reading

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Leg Man

Leg Man Watching the subtle streaks on the inner glass, only visible under precise light and vintage, I wonder who’ll appear on this blind date? The wine is the skirt, the source of those shapely apparitions. Will her legs be … Continue reading

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Shameless Self-Promotion

Need a last minute gift this holiday season? My chapbook Milkshakes & Chilidogs and other food poems is available. You’ll get 24 tasty poems for $4.95 paperback or $1.99 digital with zero calories! Here’s a sample from the dessert section, … Continue reading

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