Category Archives: Poetry

prelude to a promise


Though snow cover the whole world white and death descend on the land like night this season will pass ‘neath a coming storm to wake us anew in a heavenly form…           Advertisements

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questions in the dark


when I was twenty-three, I thought life was chocolate cake… yet so many sobering faces confronted me from the crowd that lived the longest- no sunshine in their veins, nor smiles in the topo lines etched in flesh  their passing like the scent of a … Continue reading

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fire in the tree


we, like grey spindly-legged sentinels move for nothing but the wind or the cascade of the rain upon noisy ground   you, bleeding on fire-touched leaves move time’s sunset to timeless sunrise and capture trinity in my photo frame.       … Continue reading

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carnival


you wait in line as  every one pushes forward, and they ignore you…survival of  the favored…carnival of the wanted …you are a creature on the edge of the edge….of the great divide. selfie sticks and virtual smiles…the cell world capturing triangular … Continue reading

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looking up…not down


when the mud is so thick and the world is so cold look to the heavens to that city of Gold, your reward awaits you for all those long nights you prayed for a miracle for wrongs to become rights, … Continue reading

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you capture my mood


you capture my mood you capture my sun so sorrow surrenders another day dissipating droplets from finger-limbs   the rails will rust through another rain and tears will wash away in the torrent as you capture my breath as you capture my wish and … Continue reading

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in the void of time


the world is cold, and unafraid, but that world won’t let you go the weight of my hands on this clod of dirt as i stand before your throne it’s not the Hill of Tara nor a piece of my … Continue reading

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Cupcake Rap


I once asked a group of poetry students to define bad poetry. after ten minutes, no one came up with even one for an academic list. they could tell me what made a good poem, but not a bad one. … Continue reading

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you are tempting, tasty, and true


you are tempting, tasty, and true on a lightly toasted bun or another kind of one flat or crispy… you…you tickle my tongue licking my lips you are better than pastry better than bread butter in a stick or in … Continue reading

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a tornado comes to Garrett Hill


gray outstretched arms waving without and within, a song sent over the ridge ridge-crest-covering crescendo, ripping siding from wall-sides snapping the breath from my dried lips… face to the ground, face to the ground……. a glob of bright red acrylic … Continue reading

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