The things that make me remember (a poem)

A jumble of memories and present moments in this one… Seems I’m always pulling out the cord the light dims the connection is cut the fragrance that used to greet me dissipates—slowly a lingering resentment somehow let go Steel, tempered and brushed leaves marks on skin where blood once flowed The apple still tastes as [...]

The page is a reminder (a poem)

An ekphrastic poem, inspired by a diary page posted by Ksenia Anske. I don’t recognize the writing on some pages, I don’t see it at all (tip: never use fluorescent yellow highlighters to write in journals) I know that I was bored or angry wanting to be anywhere else wanting to pretend it never happened [...]

On a Saturday morning in 2016 (a poem)

A warm, sunny day in Seattle today. So, naturally (?), I turn to introspection… Driving with the windows down on a warm, sunny morning Laura Nyro’s ‘Stoned Soul Picnic’ coming from the cassette as the tall, tall trees that line the road sway with the gentle breeze I think about driving into town but I [...]

Our first date was on Valentine’s Day (A poem)

Back to the epistles again. When he read those words about being in love I couldn’t help but think of you the small moments that we shared the laughs we had the feelings we tried so hard to resist I’m so glad we gave in it may not have been enough but what we had has stayed [...]

Secrets and unanswered questions (A poem)

A new poem in my February series of epistles. Out of respect for privacy, I am not mentioning the subject of this one. You really are something of a mystery Nobody knows what goes on inside your head So many secrets and unanswered questions and things hiding in the shadows I didn’t ask about the [...]