How do you measurea dream? Perhaps by its gait—the impression it leaves like tender toes on wet sand;if it stays … Continue Reading Terracotta Dreams
Free writing exercise When I can’t find the words, I make them up. I set a timer for 5 minutes, … Continue Reading “Bed Bugs”
When you burn my body, do it at dusk. I’m a sucker for a good sunset, and I think it … Continue Reading Ugliness
Hard is not the right word for this. Fill in the blank: ______ to say goodbye to your best friend, … Continue Reading “Hard”
Unraveling. 1 Polka dots of tissue, starburst red These have to be the cleanest holes you ever made Leaking like … Continue Reading Unraveling
Right now, I want to die. I’m sitting in the floor of the restroom of a nice German restaurant. And … Continue Reading How to Vanish and Still Be At Parties
You teach me everything there is to know about love, and crayons, and the right way to sing in the … Continue Reading Lessons on gardening
This short, poetic essay reflects both the nature of depression and its untimely onset. It is the author’s best attempt to put very complex feelings into words.
Remember the citrus colors of summer, honeysuckle static lullabies and nights roiling in thunder, pomegranate on the porch someone’s father … Continue Reading Remember
I just want you to know that I love you.
I’ll love you in your sorrow, When cold streams through the open window, And night sucks the dreams from your … Continue Reading How To Count Fireflies
Out where the corn grows tall, The deer play hide and seek, And mosquitos swarm like street gangs Ready to … Continue Reading Seasons
I AM NIGHT and dusk is never ending. Probe the dark and prove my worth. Step blind into oblivion, summon … Continue Reading Love Letters, No. 26
Sitting with my skull Propped against An old window A/C unit, I had an epiphany, And here it is: My … Continue Reading Jailhouse Saints
IF YOU FOUND ME ON THE STREET and asked, “What have you done with your life?” my answer might be: “Well, that … Continue Reading Lucky
It’s Christmas in August for this vagabond poet. In case you missed the giddy Tweets, earlier this week I was honored … Continue Reading Drinkers With Writing Problems Published My Poem!