Category Archives: Poems

Family History

My Uncle Robert (said my dad), now he was somethin! Knew words, could convince you of anything. Helped me with that prize I won in  fourth grade– to tell the truth, he wrote prid’near wrote the whole thing. He had … Continue reading

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Homage

Water is life and splendiferous fishies bask flash their tails leap into the treetops and back to the sparkle caress each other scale-to-scale savor each mouthful of their copper-flavored dreams on Oyster Bay. Over at the weeping wharf well cloaked … Continue reading

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At Pere La Chaise

Sheltered with the dead as visitors run from sudden rain I watch a stranger in another crypt watch me. Falling plum blossoms bury the wet walk. Whistling Fire July 2011

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Another Near Miss

These words, too, run shallow. I want them weighty, hugely swollen filling the line like a mouthful of steak too big to chew; darkened by secret meaning sharp with rancor crowded as teeth no space between to draw a breath … Continue reading

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Interlude

I sometimes like to visit my mind where it lives now, talk with it in that dim-lit room with the detritus of generations. We speak of many things both trivial and grand. I ask it where my French has gone, … Continue reading

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Bees and Things

We sat in a park once and talked about bees. Silly talk. You snorted with laughter. Rewarded my absurdity with helpless tears. We went on like that for a good half hour. And I like to think I could do … Continue reading

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Apology to Jud

(and William Carlos Williams) That grotty yam that caromed around my trunk for a week or two after it fell out of the grocery bag— I ate it. If you wanted any you should have spoken up. I’m not a … Continue reading

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