Things I’ve Lost

I have probably thrown away those “standing for Obama” stickers,  I know the blue painters tape is looong gone. Zach may have even ripped that exact DEX telephone directory in two. We gave the kitchen table to Kasey and Emily who don’t use it very much either. I tucked the worn purple collar Emily bought […]

The Golden Afternoon

The sun blinds me through a window with no blinds as I lean over to examine this pale blue afternoon. A cat yet again sits on a plastic storage bin amid recently emptied boxes. 7:53 but a bee buzzes still near a tree, near my window. Three large pictures broken-up with: white window-latches, burgundy curtains, […]

Finale, My Waterloo Days

IRIS retracts… Stinging yellow sunshine blends with blue pin wheeling circles mixing into acid green sparks. Combinations of coordinated colors explode and reflect on a solid black RIVER. A bridge burns… cinders fall into the Cedar… KCRR 97.7 streams a WAR OF STARS a SYMPHONY of crashes and booms that have nothing to do with […]

Spidery Veins

I dye thick curls in cherry pie filling. If the scent catches your attention… follow the trail of crunched up leaves, abandon your clothes in the tall trees. I’ll pack down the trail, the weeds and the dead leaves. Stale flowers crumble in the breeze. Around us the moon spills for miles around I hear […]

Before & After

Before When we were young, we knew who we wanted to be. We were told how to be and what to say. You felt punished for being different. I reveled in our strangeness… Then the years of bliss were over, we were cast out in the freezing water to reemerge on distant shores. We were […]