“Table for One Gator,” “Love Sick Etc.,” “Spider-Man in the Park,” and Other Poems

Table for One Gator A ridge of gray breaks the surface of brown water--- a stillness like cypress roots--- two nostrils blink like eyes, suck in the…


“When There’s Killing,” “Don’t Wake Me,” “The Stopwatch Writes,” and Other Poems

When There's Killing He knows it's not a fairytale world in which pigs dance, cows sing. He's grown into his father's toughness and his wile's…


“A Young Woman Contemplates Jumping,” “Welcome to the Future,” and “Snow White Redux”

A Young Woman Contemplates Jumping I intend to fall but I must not. I’m on a ledge of a bridge looking down at the water but am I really at the edge…


“Strands,” “The Relationship Will Not Be Resumed,” and “At the Marriage Counselor’s Office”

Strands Strands of hair led me to find you in your bedroom--- small and seeming smaller for your invisible body, burrowed head in an array of……


“From the Wolf,” “We Will Just Love You,” “Rain-Side,” and “Keeping My Body Parts to Myself These Days”

From the Wolf Your pack is so civilized. You broil pork for your just-whelped pups. Your prey is this thing called “the good life" but you don't…


“The Coming Generation,” “Peggy,” “Drive-By Shooting on Pine,” and Other Poems

The Coming Generation As children we embrace the early stages of infinity, not anchored by responsibility, or old age, that penultimate resting…


“Dear Heptathlete,” “To an Asthmatic Son,” and “A Brief Disturbance”

Dear Heptathlete What haven’t you done, around the quarter-mile cinder track, at the pits for high and long jump, or before the field events……


“Regarding the Poem About the End of the World,” “At the Birth of My Tragedy,” and “The Shopping Cure”

Regarding the Poem About the End of the World This started out as a poem of my prediction for the end of the world. It was full of good intentions…


“On Bullet Night,” “Summer Camp,” and “You Never Know”

On Bullet Night she keeps ranting cussing every bullet that shatters a parlor window thuds into the wall – she doesn’t try to protect herself figures…