something inoffensive (a poem)

I was very sleepy when I wrote this… puppies and cornflakes nothing like living the raspberry dream everyone’s your huckleberry and the sun never sets (3 June 2020) Wishes sometimes have consequences—available to order from your favorite local bookstore! IndieBound search: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=wishes+sometimes+have+consequences If they can’t get it for you, you can always find it on [...]

Come again? (a poem)

Mixed feelings… 1 It’s horrible but I feel a slight sense of relief to be thinking about something that isn’t the virus There’s trouble coming in through the lens disbelief— no one’s thinking about protection against a virus 2 The things we’re seeing are the things we’ve seen before They’re playing the same parts doing [...]

Limbo (a poem)

It’s a state of mind… 1 Sometimes it feels like hunger Sometimes it feels like disease Neither sneaks up on me I ease into them deliberately but without deliberation 2 The human form is ripe for exploitation Within Without Fitted in between impulses controlled by the oldest one of all 3 No flash required 4 [...]

We’ll never have Paris (a poem)

This poem has absolutely nothing to do with that thing. A fragrance unnoticed A gesture remembered long after it fades Glances that long but trail off… In the end the turning away (24 May 2020) Wishes sometimes have consequences—available to order from your favorite local bookstore! IndieBound search: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=wishes+sometimes+have+consequences If they can’t get it for [...]

This title has nothing to do with whatever the poem is about (a poem)

A little of this, and a little of that… Often I run out of metaphors or oblique ways to tell truth Emotion flows around the shapes pooling in inconvenient places Light bends, tricking perception irises widen, petals close Sleep comes in a close second not caring—it’s too tired The poem lingers between spaces defying capture [...]