Category Archives: Poetry

Of all things, I am primarily a poet. Here is (some of) my offering to the world.

The Circle Dream: A Sestina

The lady whose whole body glowed like a lantern gave sight to my blind friend in a prophetic dream I had, when I still thought nothing about sorrow. The lady’s wisdom covered the tent walls with stars that shined so … Continue reading

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God&Gutter Rap

Just a little something to break the ice, writer’s block that is… It’s “shovel the dirt kid”, if my words were sand they’d cover the earth’s surface, So great – not good – but in terms of size, my mind … Continue reading

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Bad Economy Pantoum

Our neighbors lost their home. Their windows say “Do not enter.” I remember that blue sedan – when I was six years old, and the windows had those same signs – they pulled in slow – waving. When I was … Continue reading

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Polycephaly

Re: the situation in Iran during this “election.” The heavier the name, the more corrupt a man becomes; the more he knows his place – his mind is in the stones that helped construct his throne – each brick will … Continue reading

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When I Don’t Sleep…

when I don’t sleep, I un-dream unseen, I un-seam or on screen, I’m unscene – unclean ream, grave robber, obscene name dropper like rain droplets a pain prophet, suspense is a main object, we wait till the train’s stopping, strain … Continue reading

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Nightly Flirtation

Lots of things make a stripper blush. I noticed a pause in her sway. Don’t look away, it’s just a crush. She knew his life at home was such that he came to the club to pay. Lots of things … Continue reading

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Being Part of Something

It was a huge he was new to the class his hair was limelight the quiver was visible it was all written she loved the curls the eyes, the posture lovely little tissue dances a cool breeze like cheeks maybe … Continue reading

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yellow cannonball umbrella

I scrape my consciousness with sand paper medicine intestine grace defenses manifold the yellow cannon balls and catalog the wooden benches, In the liquor-soaked umbrella lives maroon and tingly bubble gumshoes letting pistols fall from shrugging beasts I’ve never had … Continue reading

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Loneliness

(An empty Room with two 11 syllable lines and off-rhymes) There are here poets and poet’s masters – Senses; dreams, scenes within scenes, broken plots, Lost pages, separation…Astronauts – There are here stages and broken actors. After sunrise, a man … Continue reading

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Unrelated Phrases and Images

This be quince and apple guacamole trees the images flew like ribbons from a magician’s sleeve beads on a string on and on keys on the ring jingling walk through the path with shrubs love lays down many blankets pandemonium … Continue reading

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