Nights in Shining Armor

A true story: The Baltimore Orioles had just beat the Red Sox in ten nail-biting baseball innings. But there were no joyful cheers that day. Instead…


“Worms” and “Our Ancestor Sir James”

Worms I saw a picture of a small, refugee girl in Bangladesh, her eyes wide and frightened as she peeks from under her mother's arm in the tent where…


“Rebuttal, Rebuked” and “Ode to Capital”

Rebuttal, Rebuked I am masculine and I am toxic Traits that you hate and you find caustic I am a playboy and I am a thief Into your heart I sink my…


“Faulkner’s Christmas,” “Indecent Calculations,” “Et Tu, Judy, Gwyneth, Barbra, and Meryl?,” and Other Poems

Faulkner's Christmas She hid in the bushes panting, emitting lustful grunts, waiting to be taken. Waiting for her black stud, Mr. Christmas, whose…


“Before the Harvest,” “But Not Always,” and “Insomniac Blues”

Before the Harvest A human ritual, monitored by medical professionals regulated by all governments sanctioned by the United Nations sponsored by…


Inner Strength

I gave up on me and never gave up on you. In the dimmest light, chance illuminates the real desire to fight. I could never feel justified or right,…


“Love at the End of the World,” “A Large Vestment,” “The Diner in the Black and White,” and “Writing is Easy”

Love at the End of the World Today, my stepmom sent me a text, all excited My stepbrother’s finally engaged: FINALLY And I’m sure my parents are…


“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……


“Lost in a Strange Realm,” “New Concrete Jungle,” and “Nightmare Crawled Inside”

Lost in a Strange Realm becoming something we weren't meant to a parallel track sang in a dream to the jewels in our eyes faded dulled by fear and…