Unravelling (these caged creatures follow lines to infinity, but still don’t know where they go) (a poem)

Another phase I’m going through—until the next one. The magic carpet ride isn’t ours to take ——— Our children’s children’s children won’t be around to tell the stories of strawberry sleigh rides and blurry photographs That’ll be somebody else with someone else in some other place 2000 light years away ——— I heard someone say [...]

The indefinite article is getting a lot of use lately (a poem)

… Every day, a new headline declares ‘a Black Man’ dead Because to print his name would be too much to bear (13 June 2020) Wishes sometimes have consequences—available to order from your favorite local bookstore! IndieBound search: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=wishes+sometimes+have+consequences If they can’t get it for you, you can always find it on Amazon: Hardcover: https://smile.amazon.com/Wishes-Sometimes-Consequences-Kevin-OConner/dp/0998878154/ [...]

something inoffensive (a poem)

I was very sleepy when I wrote this… puppies and cornflakes nothing like living the raspberry dream everyone’s your huckleberry and the sun never sets (3 June 2020) Wishes sometimes have consequences—available to order from your favorite local bookstore! IndieBound search: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=wishes+sometimes+have+consequences If they can’t get it for you, you can always find it on [...]

Come again? (a poem)

Mixed feelings… 1 It’s horrible but I feel a slight sense of relief to be thinking about something that isn’t the virus There’s trouble coming in through the lens disbelief— no one’s thinking about protection against a virus 2 The things we’re seeing are the things we’ve seen before They’re playing the same parts doing [...]