Cord (a poem)

Written earlier this evening during a poetry reading. Hanging lonely from the duct-taped air conditioner performing a curlicue in the doorway before terminating in a pair of prongs two feet above the threshold (31 May 2019) Wishes sometimes have consequences is available—order now from your favorite local bookstore! IndieBound search: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=wishes+sometimes+have+consequences If they can’t get [...]

Elusion (a poem)

Written Thursday evening during a poetry reading. I think about words before they’re spoken I’m struck by a feeling of confinement now that they have been removed from consideration still part of my vocabulary but consigned to the penalty box until people have forgotten the last time they appeared I think about phrases I could [...]

Discomfort is ongoing (a poem)

Wrote this early this morning before going back to sleep. Enjoy your turn pretending to dive The water’s shallow only if you’re seventeen feet tall What the swamp carries may latch on to your skin (27 May 2019) Wishes sometimes have consequences is available—order now from your favorite local bookstore! IndieBound search: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=wishes+sometimes+have+consequences If they [...]