DAMMIT (a poem)

So much for hope… My legs have gone Jell-O® I can barely stand here in line Is it the thwarted anticipation or the gut punch that’s got me this time? The build-up or the letdown who can say which is worse? I might have an answer to that but this here beer and the peanut [...]

Changes in the orchard (a poem)

There’s always that last moment of hope… Silence absorbs the wash of colour unconcerned with the voices still chattering on below Colour spreads like a perfume undetectable at first then you notice… something… Skin tightens—hairs stand on end mood stirs eyes close Deluge confronts anticipation the winner takes all Winter ghosts ravel into spring ash-grey [...]

Condition (a poem)

The conflation of a couple of things led to this… The gloss, the veil— whatever you want to call it— has been removed We have reverted to our raw state before the film formed, accumulated before we knew anything before we had memory The world as we know it has not ended but neither will [...]

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 [...]