“Ground Zero,” “The Reckonings,” “The Dangle,” and “Imposter Syndrome”

Ground Zero At trailer parks in weedy yards on sun beaten dirt roads way past where the rich live their housemaids and groundskeepers the maintenance…


“Demonhead,” “The Grand Worm,” and “Tempestous Demon”

Demonhead Wake up, go to bed. Thus sayeth the Demonhead. So, the man woke up. Eat some food, you mortal fool. So, brewed, Satan’s tool. So, the man…


“Deaf and Dumb” and “Preservation Society”

Deaf and Dumb The neighbors dropped by to say how superior Trump makes them feel. They love every minute of it. Never have my neighbors ever felt so…


“The Angels Come Unasked,” “Imperious Vultures,” and “What Would the Neighbors Say”

The Angels Come Unasked The angels come unasked And they lay their magic upon you Just when you think you can’t hold on Much longer And then the…


“Rhuck U 2,” “Dreaming,” “Subs,” and “Coach”

Rhuck U 2 My roommate had the bleeding eyes of a Jesus freak and a heavy rap I got tired of so moved to an empty room in the dorm down the hall next…


“On Second Thought,” “Columbia Dreams,” and “The Last Word”

On Second Thought Love at first sight, Romance, A simple wedding, Bliss, A blended family, Beautiful, Some marital challenges, Difficult, Then a…


666 John’s Apocalypse: A Cycle

I: Man Made Flesh Light made life Shapes come in Undefined and strange Until the figures change They smile through tears They laugh through pain They…


“Aurora Taboo,” “On Humes,” “On Our Knees,” and Other Poems

Aurora Taboo Believing is seeing, they say…we are awash in strident belief, a belief scape, hogwash heaven. Each bears a haughty pout. There is no…


“Blues in D,” “Pooling,” “Floating Woman,” and Other Poems

Blues in D D for destruction? D for demoralized? Can’t decide which blues. Maybe it’s the no-room-in-the-city blues. Or a…


“The Only One Worth Loving Ushers in a Saturated Saturday on Sauvie Island,” “The Social Fabric Groans on Boones Ferry Road,” and “When Egon Schiele Stops the Moon and Danube River, Patience Can’t Sit Still”

The Only One Worth Loving Ushers in a Saturated Saturday on Sauvie Island “Indeed, it is from such studies---from the experience of others---that…