My poem “Scarecrow Pretends” is up at The Slag Review.
Some Dogs are Larger Than Others
How he stares
in his desire,
belly to scratch
and head to pet
just when you most
you don’t know it,
against you, saying
in the language
of warmth and fur,
this, just this.
My poem, “I Praise the Moon, Even When She Laughs” has been published in Sourland Mountain Review’s inaugural issue.
My poem, “Letter from Kansas,” is up at Silver Birch Press as part of their “Me, at 17” Prose and Poetry Series.
As in a day’s long
or with cold drink
shrinking, a little
some salt, her
relax, put up
I’ll take care
a full moon
Marvelous Mary Tang’s translation of “Unwinding.”-
Dream of Wheels and Lights
Bells clang in the night. The lamp post belted
by mist offers little comfort. A stone’s
toss away junipers curved like melted
spoons shudder silently. There are no phones
in this place. A thought sneaks into your mind
quietly, like a straw piercing the oak’s
armor in a bad wind. You turn and grind
the thought with your heel. A wheel rolls by, spokes
flashing like scythes. Crouching by a puddle
a man studies his face. He looks at you
and cries: “All I want is to be subtle.”
You think you know him, but you’re not sure who
he used to be. You throw a rock and shout
at him. The wheel slows and the light burns out.
Originally published in Amelia, in 1985, and posted here in March 2015. I remember writing this, but it still puzzles me.
My poem “Runaway Bus” is featured on Postcard Poems and Prose Magazine.
All the Little Pieces
How to rewind
the subtle shift of shard
laid between night’s
and the morning’s first
glow. Take this
lantern. Set it
on the wall. Remove
the glass. Do not
light the candle.
Daniel Schnee discusses the Stroop Effect and positive change. I always learn from Daniel’s posts.