I’ve been deep-cleaning my apartment over the last month or so. I am not a tidy person (why clean when there are fun things to do), but the mess had gotten even to me. Anyway, that just makes it a …

Dear Martha Read more »

I have no real reason to publish this poem today, other than the fact that in the process of looking through my notebooks for a different one it spoke to me. I don’t even remember if there was a specific …

Life in Shadows Read more »

The Black Lives Matter protests have been making me do a fair amount of personal soul-searching regarding my own education and interaction with Blacks. I had an excellent education for many reasons, not the least of which is that I …

Pity the Fool Read more »

Over the past two weeks in particular I’ve been contemplating the poet’s role as a prophetic voice, and in particular whether that’s part of my own calling with poetry. Let’s face it: I’ve written a handful of nature poems here …

Babylon Falls Read more »

This week is heavy. I don’t think I have any poems appropriate for it. So today you get a quick haiku and a favorite song. Lord, this is too much for us feeble ones to bear. Please, Lord. Come back …

A Haiku and a Song Read more »