Category Archives: Poetry

Winter Solstice Sonnet

Winter Solstice Sonnet I’ve lived where the solstice airfreezes onto my mustache.Where daylight is a vague glowbehind clouds of dirty slush. I’ve felt that deep ancestral fearthat the sun has given upand we’ll all shiver solid,defeated by the menacing dark. … Continue reading

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Treasure published at Spillwords

I’m pleased to announce that one of my chocolate holiday poems from Milkshakes and Chilidogs called “Treasure” was reprinted at Spillwords. Here’s your chance to read it, if you don’t own my chapbook. And if you don’t own Milkshakes and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Spacetime While Making a Bed

Thoughts on Spacetime While Making a Bed Gravity repulses meI feel it draggingand distorting my spacelike struggling to walkupstream neck-deep in a river I envy the crows balancedon tree top branchesdancing with each breezeperched there as naturallyas I squat on … Continue reading

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The Great Conjunction Haiku

Summer trianglepoints to the great conjunctionat winter’s solstice

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For a Distant Muse

For a Distant Muse If you lived next door,I’d knock. The wine has drapedmy evening’s worklike burgundy velvet.The music is tea with milk.Candle shadowsand incense ghostsfill the room.I’m ready to curlaround your warmthand drift into dreams. But our doors open … Continue reading

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Leftover Lament

Leftover Lament Here I sitin the backof the fridgewaiting for the sudden lighta distant facea rummaging handthen rapture the lo mein left yesterdaythe pizza box was taken todayI’d rather be consumedthan tossed for slow decay Here— in the backof the … Continue reading

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Last Meal

Last Meal From death rowI want my last mealto be Thanksgiving A crackling brown turkeycarved by my fatherwith a serrated knifemy mother prefersthe tasty dark meatgive me the juicy whitemy brother mixed stuffingwith his bare handsspiced with too much sagelumpy … Continue reading

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November 18 Haiku

New moon smiles in the westHer majesty escorted by two giantsAll around the world poets swoon   At twilight tonight and tomorrow, check out the western sky and you’ll see the crescent moon with two bright stars, which are the … Continue reading

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She reads by moonlight

She reads by moonlight—real books of ink and paper.She watches televisionwith the sound off. She leaves Spotify runningas she fades to sleep—volume low as a blanketso she’ll dream her own songs. She loves my poetry but neverwants to meet the … Continue reading

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Moriarty

Moriarty I’ve got a roommatean old tomcatdon’t know his namebut I call him Moriartyhe doesn’t seem to mind We used to leave the apartmenttogether after twilightgo about our separate businessesin back alleysand dank clubs We’d usually returnaround dawn— drunkmissing a … Continue reading

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