“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…


“Temptation, and the Fruit of Bitterness,” “Born in Dreamland,” “In the End,” and “Betrayal”

Temptation, and the Fruit of Bitterness Out of myself I stood and looked and saw, so cold, aloof, the very subtle murmur hooked on the astute, dull…


“Old,” “Hopelessness,” “Spring in Us,” and Other Poems

Old They shine on her face, the innumerable paths she treaded upon Stories they do tell, Left unbothered and finished some The skin is no longer……


“Why I’ll Never Be Invited to a Writer’s Conference,” “Imagine All the Forgotten Lives,” “The Cabbies,” and “The Plague”

Why I'll Never Be Invited to a Writer's Conference Fly into the sun teeny bopper fly into the sun rock star poet fly into the sun academic…


“All the Points of the Compass,” “Integer Line,” and “Loaded Dice and Poisoned Candy”

All the Points of the Compass with apologies to Tom Stoppard You could be one of those John D. Rockefeller types with interest, credit and dividends…


“A Life Well Lived,” “Purple,” and “Vegan”

A Life Well Lived It’s fine. It always was, because I’m able to keep going. I can eat and breathe and I’ve taken up an interest in sewing. We had…


Is Yin Yang to Blame?

Must we hate because we love? Or rather, pseudo-love, or maybe go through the motions of pretending we are enamored when we are an inch away from the…


The Dictator and the Five-Color Ties

by Javid Mohamadi The dictator had a nightmare He felt kindness was necessary too.... He ordered the chains of people's feet to get a little looser!…