June 17, 2016

i looked out the window

into the forest

one day

and i saw a little girl


but not lost


but not missing anything

and she raised her head

as if to look at me

through the window

but she had her eyes closed

and she smiled

and she knew

and i knew

that i had finally gone...

May 22, 2016

i exhale and drop the cigarette

down into the river quick

where its death sounds like

a trodden leaf and i listen,

the water soothing and soft

flowing beneath the bridge

i find myself leaning on

through the darkness, reflections

ripple upon the surface of the water,


April 20, 2014

inspired by Cesar Vallejo

I will die collapsing on the path,

a day ironically unremembered.

I will die collapsing –already I sway–

maybe on a Monday, the day of my birth,

or on a Friday, because today, Thursday,

is spent in preparation for the night, when

the cold Friday morn...

March 6, 2014

(inspired by Adrienne Rich)

the water was so clear

we could see our toes

dig into the white sand

four feet beneath our noses.

we were alive then

two mermen without fear

there was no burden then

no open sore or sore back

no crumbling perspective

to pin understanding to.

we were sw...

March 24, 2013

Eyelids heavy with the weight

Of twelve winters

Summer, spring

His eyes were roots of tree

Reaching towards mine

so I kissed his soft fur

For perhaps what might be

The last time.

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