Mirror (a poem)

Written while watching the Tarkovsky film and listening to the Chiky(u)u compilation… As the cabin burnsin defiance of the downpourTupelo comes to mind not as the birthplace of Elvisbut as a group of soundsrolling off the tongue of my inner voice The sounds of rumbling earthburnish the crackling of the flameswhich have their own quiet [...]

8/8 fragment poem

Well, I couldn’t call it ‘Sunday impressions’ because there’s already a Pizzicato Five song by that name. Good morning to the lucky dayon calendars halfway around the world How it happened to come hereis a human invention that managed to stickbecause it has a logic all its ownthat we’ve so far failed to grasp Infinity [...]

Fire season (a poem)

Yup, the country's going to hell… Burning insideBurning inside Catch me I’mCatch me I’mburning inside Steam escaping through the cracksand time escaping through the cracksand the whole thing going cattywampuswhere the last thing you’d expectwould be for everything to go rightand everything to go wrongand the offramp to go past our destination The last thing [...]

Three poems

Playing a bit of catch-up today. Thursday afternoon at the bookstore, realizing I am there for the wrong reasons 1I am looking for a memoirbut learn it is not duefor another two weeks I wander from rack to rackand stack to stackcuriosity piqued by nothing Colors, names, familiar phrasesspark not a spark 2I open another [...]