Monthly Archives: October 2016

New Poems, Part II Comments Off on New Poems, Part II

  As I wrote yesterday, I am posting batches of poems over the next few days to clear out my backlog. These will be arranged by (hopefully) helpful categories. I would be honored to have your feedback, and for you to let me know in the comments if you have a favorite. Dreams He hopes […]

He hopes it takes off Comments Off on He hopes it takes off

It will take off, this great adventure of yours, They told him, and we’ll be your best customers, Said most of his friends who’d done nothing like it, Risk more than everything for a dream, a hope, really, Because he was young and carefree and could do that: Chance it all for a chance that […]

Because I said (The Bad Boss) Comments Off on Because I said (The Bad Boss)

His tone, though civil, said Evacuate A-SAP Run if you know what’s good Not only for you, but For your wife, for your kids, Lest I ruin your life With what I do not know. But I’m in charge, so there: That’s all I have for you. There’s no time for questions.

Pattern Comments Off on Pattern

Little do we realize How set the pattern is– Cut out, supplied for free In the form of day and night, Hours seconds minutes, Waking and sleeping, Sex and commerce; How we must in most ways Conform or die, Die after too many waking nights, After sex one time too many; How our most outlandish […]

Nothing important Comments Off on Nothing important

Nothing important Ever happens here In our everything, That place where we go Inaccessible, Where we are famous, Feel inviolable, Though, like royalty Anywhere, subject To occasional Hostile incursions.

Dead end Comments Off on Dead end

Reached a dead end, Beat beat beat my head Into it until it bled, Both my head and the end If you looked closely enough To see it, but I found If I applied little more Leverage, a solid kick Would solve the problem.

New poems Comments Off on New poems

  Just because it’s been a ridiculously long time since I posted on this site does not mean I have not been writing. To make up for lost time, over the next few days I’ll be posting batches of poems, five at a time, by (hopefully) helpful categories. I would be honored to have your […]

Star haiku Comments Off on Star haiku

Stars fill in the gaps After the city lights fade, Cool night’s warm promise.

Failure to fly Comments Off on Failure to fly

A flight of fancy This is not, This vision of mine Inhabiting my soul That has failed to fly, Refused to depart So that it resides in me, Is now the thing I want, Have wanted more Than anything ever.

Good times Comments Off on Good times

Those times were good And they splashed Like water up from A little boy’s swimming pool, Tiny, happy, ephemeral droplets Rolling in slow motion Through June and July, where Very likely they kept the trees alive So the leaves could fall And a slightly older boy could pick up pecans.