The Holy Ghost

The Holy Ghost

    There we always were, in always again, enjambed helter skelter on a Sealy Posturepedic neither could leave. Outside cranes pounded the earth, & dead Leaves clung to skeletal trees, the air fragrant & crackling. Money accrued in heaps. Crib...
How to Tie One Hundred Knots

How to Tie One Hundred Knots

  The word knot has several meanings and can indicate anything from a fastening to a tangle of rope. —The Morrow Guide to Knots, Mario Bigon & Guido Regazzoni     A small silver amulet, an imperfect circle, hangs on a string around my neck....
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...