Thou and I

Thou and I

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Floridada

Floridada

    When we were out walking that day, our voices drowned by the sea, we talked about our bodies in a city of plastic surgery, how to love them without resenting gravity, the daytime moon pressing down on us as we walked side by side, stepping over dead men...
Two Poems

Two Poems

  A Dozen Poems (I Mean Pelicans) Flew over My House Shouting Seaton (I Mean Sea) Stories Since I’d never seen pelicans in flight, and only in photos, pouches ballooning with bluefish, I was unprepared the first time I saw a dozen of them glide in formation along...
April Landscape, with Petals/Furrows/Wife

April Landscape, with Petals/Furrows/Wife

Willow blossoms deep in the lane, a rooster calls out at noon. Young mulberry leaves are still sharp and less than green. —Fan Ch’eng-ta In the waning dark old apple trees set the ridgeside ablaze with blossoms and bees, night’s tenderness captured in the vanishing...
Two Poems

Two Poems

  Where the Hunter Holds Best to face east with the front door out of the forest. Best to face east with a daughter’s room, windows in bloom. Best to face east where Venus steps out of the forest. Best to face east where the hunter holds the three-star sword, the...
Emails from and to Afaa Weaver

Emails from and to Afaa Weaver

Ed, I was thinking about you the other day when I left my acting class (I’m still working on my play Fences, building my character Troy Maxon). Anyway I was thinking about you and baseball. My father loved it as do you. So as part of my work on Maxon I signed up...