“Possibilities,” “Denouement,” “Rainfall,” and Other Poems

Possibilities Yes it’s the moon or the memory of the moon or the memory of a neon sign or the memory of dialing a number you shouldn’t be dialing…


“Cockroaches,” “The Corner,” and “My Hatred”

Cockroaches Cockroaches come out to cavort in the dark descending the walls ascending from sewers coming from the cracks the cobbles, the corners…


“Numb the Day,” “A Random Day in America,” and “In All the Pain and Misery”

numb the day the fog starts to thicken in the morning and a writer from maine licks his chops i roll over in bed and wonder why the pillows aren’t…


“A Puerto Peñasco Specialty,” “Hermosillo Blues,” and “Notes from Hermosillo”

A Puerto Peñasco Specialty We made love in the hot little room of La Roca, #12 (where Al Capone stayed) then bandaged your knees and walked down to…


“Gravity,” “Gravity II,” and “Irony in the Family Bathroom at the Gitty-Up-N-Go”

Gravity rocky shale cliffside to the right highway cement rolls under the tires at 48 mph big city lights ahead as the sky morphs pink of the dying…


“Cave Man,” “Culture Climate Change,” “Flint Offerings,” and Other Poems

Cave Man Within the echo chamber, where shadows support the byte, reports from the battle for dollars keep on the lights with rhythmic shocks through…


“Haiku: 17 Drops on the Tongue,” “Bermuda Highway,” and “Like Heroin”

Haiku: 17 Drops on the Tongue Fives...sevens...fives show'r            d…


“Almost Halloween,” “Campfires in the Sky,” and “Crucifixion of the West”

Almost Halloween Almost Halloween. No Charlie Brown, No Snoopy, No Linus & The Great Pumpkin. No Norman Rockwell Halloween nostalgia. Instead, a…


“After School,” “From Then Until Now,” “Cronies,” and “A Class Called Poetry 101”

After School In the afternoon, when our class let out and the last sniffling little girl, and bullying overgrown boy had left, I would stay at my…


The Note the Shooter Left Behind (God-Given)

God gave me this agony To bring me nearer to Him God silenced the cacophony And sent a righteous hymn Satan gave me this pleasure To distract me from…