I’ve got another car-related poem today. Don’t worry; this isn’t based on personal experience, though I’ve had enough car crises in my life that I’m sure people wouldn’t be surprised. It was for the Poem A Day challenge back in …

Spin Out Read more »

For those of you who don’t know, my car was stolen this past week. As of this writing, it’s still missing. It feels pretty clearly like a God thing still, even as I lose hope that it will be found; …

Hope (A Fragment) Read more »

I traveled this week. This is all you get today. I’m taking a break.

I don’t remember much about my course in the Classical World from my senior year of college (2004), but apparently it was a good class for writing poetry. Today’s poem was inspired by Greek tragedies and Biblical leaders; the surrounding …

Filicide Read more »

As I keep reading my Bible, I’ve been increasingly struck by God’s call for justice for victims of oppression. The Prophets devote a ton of time denouncing the leaders of Israel for getting fat off the backs of widows and …

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I don’t actually remember which accident I wrote this for. I’m going to guess that it was when I totaled my parents’ car in a mall parking lot the week of 9/11 based on the fact that I know I …

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I’ve been in the Prophets in my own Bible reading lately, so it felt like a good time to break out this poem. The one thing I’ll note there is that I always used to struggle through the Prophets, and …

The Weatherman Read more »

Today’s poem is based on a true story. I was walking alongside the Red Cedar River after class one day when a squirrel plopped himself down and stared at me. I stopped and stared back and he scampered up my …

The Squirrel Read more »

I am sharing today’s poem because it was the first one I came across when I opened a random notebook. THIS IS REAL LIFE, PEOPLE. I wrote this during my senior year in undergrad in an overview course of the …

Weak Gods Read more »