Category Archives: Poetry

Safeway Meditation

Those twisty ties are my soul tonight, keeping the bag closed around the goods but tenuously and without much design – my pear-shaped organs and lettuce-like lungs all converged beneath this melon head (but above the stalks, the tubers) any … Continue reading

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Novel

Subject: the hurricane of your heart. Object: the red-hot stone. Article: the perfumed scarf around my memory. Motivation: the answer to taut and swollen flesh. Obstacle: mountains, horses, clear-running winter rivers. Protagonist: divine heart beating out a sunrise. Antagonist: my … Continue reading

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Horses

I ride a magnificent steed, white as steel breathing fire as it rears elegant frightening elastic ready to run no to glide no to fly on magic muscle barely straining over ground as hard as stone but soft after we … Continue reading

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The River

Sink into summer, as summer sinks into me, languid, half lost in vague heat, restless among this hissing kiss of brittle grass against my ear you disappear again, hair red a sunset rising against moon with Venus rising sit there … Continue reading

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Right After This

The shadow screams from distance, screams from light, screams invisible and sacred and scared in the middle of my workday, screams when silence runs the gamut. Rails smooth running right down the tube, slick sliding not quite silent and the … Continue reading

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Water

Sliding sideways into silver bubbles singing, surrounding – the hiss no distance from the experience which serves itself completely and me a mere observer, a small role played out amid the magnificent translucence and who shall be washed here today? … Continue reading

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Other People’s Love Songs

Other people’s love songs reach their hand toward me, as though to shake, smile wanly and try to befriend. I sing meanly in my personal shower, angry at the soap, the wine, the perilous situations that cling to each syllable … Continue reading

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Cooperation

Lost among tree tops a blue jay screams for redemption. A cat waits in stillness.

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The Button

I pressed the button. Nothing happened. I pressed again. Still nothing. Again and again, I pressed. Harder, harder, and finally the finger could no longer stand the pressure. I took the injured finger to the hospital. On the way, in … Continue reading

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The Story of My Love Song

A column freshly painted, gleaming in some pseudo sunbeam and posing for immortality among the other new ruins, placed here for the various tourists of the heart who seek a little empathy in the unadorned splendor of the monument advertised … Continue reading

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