Category Archives: Poetry

A Hare’s Breath

Memoir A hare’s breath or a hair’s breadth? I’ve come that close to the edge so many times. I choose the sweet hare’s breath then use her whiskers to measure how nearly I’ve come to missing my appointment with destiny. … Continue reading

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Bipedalism is Uncritically Accepted as a Given

Bipedalism is Uncritically Accepted as a Given Among Humans   “Walking assuages or legitimizes…alienation.” Wanderlust: A History of Walking, Rebecca Solnit         July 32 2014   I did not crawl. Some say that’s a shame And did something to the development … Continue reading

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In the Charnel House

In the Charnel House 12/11/2011 In the charnel house of my still breathing soul, There hangs, on rusted peg, a long descending scale of ancient thoughts. Nearby are meaty ribs, the outlines of the things I meant to do. I … Continue reading

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For Steven

  For Steven April 19, 2014 On this dark and weepy day A fury of pink petals storm against my cheeks And rain stains my eyes with what I know now to be tears. This flurried April day you would … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Suite: November 2014

Thanksgiving Suite: 2014     Rain Check The knife trembled in the hand of a resigned father But God said kill a ram instead So he did But God kept a rain check And never forgot And ultimately the lamb … Continue reading

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For R.

For R. The Question of the Day September 24, 2013: Upon seeing a photograph     What heartlessness has birthed a man abandoned so he must abandon? must shuffle pain into his deck and deal it out to someone else … Continue reading

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Sam Patch’s Last Jump

During the night, I was besotted with thoughts and words and images as, outside, I could hear birds shrieking (a woman crying?)….and I thought about Sam Patch. Sam Patch’s Last Jump* I didn’t change the litter. The garbage sits by … Continue reading

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The Long View: Intimate Reflections and Unexpected Messengers

Collection of recent work forthcoming soon on Kindle. Watch here for more information. Am busily revising a novel written almost ten years ago: Romance of the Village of Solucion. I don’t know how long it will take to finish editing … Continue reading

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A Morning with Richard Hugo

You might come one day and walk with me where shells and stones and relics play at water

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For Bishop Pleska

For Bishop Pleska January 7, 2012 at 6:52am That tower of a man Who is my friend Tom, Draped in the robes Of his Profess-i-on, Is tall enough to talk with God Without his shoes on.

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