My poem “Buddha’s Not Talking” is live at
. Blue Bonnet Review
With gratitude to editor Cristina Del Canto for taking this piece.
My poem, “The Sky Withholds,” is live at
The dog is my shadow and I fear his loss. My loss.
I cook for him daily, in hope of retaining him.
Each regret is a thread woven around the oak’s branches.
Each day lived is one less to live.
Soon the rabbits will be safe, and the squirrels.
As if they were not. One morning
I’ll greet an empty space and walk alone,
toss the ball into the yard, where it will remain.
It is Mother’s Day.
Why did I not weep at my mother’s grave?
I unravel the threads and place them around the dog.
The wind carries them aloft.
“Mother’s Day” first appeared in
in July 2016. The Lake
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My poem “When to Say Goodbye,” which was originally written during the August 2015 Tupelo Press 30-30 Challenge, is up at
. Oxidant Engine
My poem, “Sensing My Dismay at the Election Results, My Wife’s Dog Presses Against Me” is up at the
“Such an Ugly Time” page of Rat’s Ass Review. The poem originally appeared here in November 2016, but has been given new life, thanks to editor Roderick Bates.
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