Dracula In Crisis

Dracula In Crisis

              He recognizes his arrogant bravado           is purely a self-defense mechanism;...
YALTA

YALTA

              The boardwalk on the beachfront was tacky,           although that did not put me off from buying...
Claustrophobia

Claustrophobia

The crush of it: not just the body swaddled in the sweat of fear’s embrace, but the thought confined and bursting within its battered valise, buckled and strapped for a trip to nowhere but a smaller place inside a cell where every pulsing neuron pounds against the...
Washoe Taught Us

Washoe Taught Us

              the language of grief           is not exclusively human.           A wolf carries off our...
Stripping

Stripping

    Like a benediction, we grow into a smaller language. So many words given up, disremembered, abandoned from tents & saw packs. What use here in the Middle Santiam Wilderness do we have for the word sink? When would we ever utter closet or phone or...
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