The dark horse runs unnoticed at night (A poem)

This bit of mysteriousness emerged from somewhere… The scene of my surrender is one flight up from the sidewalk This is where I lived before the war that took you from me I couldn’t wait to leave but chose to stay My open-door policy trapped me inside I spent years here stashing away my secrets [...]

The dream is over (A poem)

Contemplating things that have and have not changed… It’s been forty-five years half the Beatles are dead the Stones are old men What once was victory is now a bitter memory in the hearts of angry men Some confuse hate with heritage but hate has history, too The trouble spots are where they meet and [...]

The nature of silence (A poem)

I spent yesterday watching Japanese movies checked out from the library. This poem was inspired by クローンは故郷をめざす (The Clone Returns Home)… Silence marks the moment of the separation the border between end and beginning the space where everything changes When the sound comes back it is sudden, deafening the discharge of a hundred atmospheres aflame Into the [...]

One more small change…

I have given myself a luxurious several (as in six or seven) weeks (so far) to work on the print edition of Refusal to Remain Invisible. In that time, I have removed some poems, added others, and moved a couple of others around. With my third round of printed proofs, I determined to make no more changes. [...]