Category Archives: poem

excess

This thing your mother named as GOD’s MERCY asserts its influence demanding attention throughout the day. All the little children in Burma singing under the tree, the only shade sharable. Do you remember when you too danced to the sight … Continue reading

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New Poem Out in Tinderbox Poetry Journal

My new poem appears in the new issue of Tinderbox Poetry Journal. Thank you to the wonderful editors at Tinderbox Poetry Journal. You can find my poem and other wonderful writings in the new Fall 2018 issue. New Poem: count-to-ten-and-open-your-eyes

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Memories

I love you more than words running across the road moments I could not have stopped even if I knew how to I love you more than what I, my, me, mine combined to make a whole world of all … Continue reading

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half-moon

Half moon in the night sky as real as a life lived. Someone says goodbye. Someone leaves without a word.  A story begins and ends tonight. My half moon mourns in the sky. The air is scented with the epilogue … Continue reading

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Thursday: Thoughtful Poems

Ode I. 11 Leucon, no one’s allowed to know his fate, Not you, not me: don’t ask, don’t hunt for answers In tea leaves or palms. Be patient with whatever comes. This could be our last winter, it could be … Continue reading

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Show me

Before things get complicated and I not knowing how to navigate the waters rocking the boat. To say I have always known the ways will be a full blown lie. I get lost when the way is known by others. … Continue reading

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of leaving

I am not supposed to mourn the loss of you.  There is no place in this culture where a parent is allowed to hold grief for a child’s leaving home: not this burning sorrow marring the skin. They say grow a … Continue reading

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wandering

Reading your poem makes me want to read another poem about another room where i wandered from corner to corner then onto the next floor of this house some rich man gave to another rich man who then cried, Nothing … Continue reading

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Spring Fever

Days of rain. Winter hangs on, fingers firmly pulling on the white cloak. Traps us inside its concrete sky.  My mind is in the mist. One more day without sun and I start to think I am never going to … Continue reading

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parenting aftermath

They leave and I stop baking  cupcakes cookies shortbread brownies muffins pancakes pies after pies: apple pumpkin blueberry summer tarts sweet breads with whipped butter. The trays stay clean crumb-less kitchen table hums a sorrow song  through its grains of … Continue reading

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