Three Poems: Dear Human

Three Poems: Dear Human

    Dear Human When I was about to die I went hunting for pinecones with that generic plastic bag with the smiling face: Thanks for Shopping Here! Nature is very complicit. When I put on the black gloves and did the work with no purpose to it, the parking...
Two Poems

Two Poems

    In a Silent Way The wounded deer died in the impossible garden. Did it become the orchid that shouldn’t be there, the cactus dying in a rain puddle? The trestle bridge carries more weight than my body, but the heft of a memory changes everything. I look...
Two Poems

Two Poems

    Shark Valley         New Year’s Day, 2018   Horizontal pock-marked rocks lie in the shallow swamp like tombstones to fallen alligators—as if to say Cassius lived here, Orion slept there, and Sirius ate turtles...
Four Poems

Four Poems

    Hotel Poem                                I sat up sleepless one northern winter in an old padded...