This collection of posts contains only examples of my poetry. Some will be working (though polished) drafts and some will be “finished” works. Criticisms are welcome – positive or negative. I only ask that any criticisms be honest and thoughtful. Telling me you like a poem if you really don’t will hurt me more than saying you don’t like it. Telling me why you do or don’t like it will help the most. Enjoy!
Sitting on the slanted porch, watching traffic slide. Tobacco smoke tangled with choked exhaust drifts to join the clouds darkening a setting autumn sun about to shatter on the mountains to scattered shards of stars. From an idling car, guitar sifts through the smog. Rising, growing, blooming a breezy … Continue Reading
The words I live by are moonlit. Shunning the day and burnt people walking red in the sun. I wait ‘til they all fall asleep and melt away into houses dimmed by night. In this world of black and white photographs, I prefer my conversations with the stars. Every … Continue Reading
Over graying asphalt in winter’s early dusk – crosswalk stoplight reds the traffic. Snarling tons of steel huffing, puffing grumble at delay. With tiny steps lightly placed to avoid cracking the street, a little girl crosses. She tosses a glistening smile about carelessly, as if she’ll never run … Continue Reading
I wrapped her in our shared sleeping bag on the overlook where lovers come, to have her to myself away from the parties and revelry. “Do you have to g–” But she stops. Chilled words stilled like the grass laying down, waiting for snow. Below, the city … Continue Reading