Category Archives: Poetry

POEM: nighttime at the Candlewood Suites

nighttime at the Candlewood Suites here in this bounded collection of beige halls where the men with salt-&-pepper mustaches walk slowly in their Steelers jackets toward numbered metal doors like monastic cells stuccoed walls & half-used bulletin boards with notices … Continue reading

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POEM: January 1, 2018

January 1, 2018 I read Be Here Now as the planet’s odometer ticked over to 0000 the box fan hummed the blue budgie squeaked outside: no sound at all Ram Dass rests atop José Ángel Valente in the same bedside … Continue reading

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POEM: unlocked

unlocked the surprise was       that the door opened       when I pulled the handle so few do these days as a kid pretending to be       a hero in a game       involving dice I remember we could run       into a church       for … Continue reading

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POEM: Ed, John, Kevin, Mike, Sid & Me

Ed, John, Kevin, Mike, Sid & Me he stood beside me (I was five) dressed in black white at the throat when he spoke others paused to listen but it was a power he didn’t abuse I knew, in that … Continue reading

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POEM: this changes nothing

NOTE: I post this every time there’s a mass shooting. It hasn’t been wrong yet. this changes nothing you know that, don’t you? in a few days we’ll go back to our coma back to our flat-screen televisions our high-definition … Continue reading

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POEM: remembering their names

remembering their names it used to seem so important all the names what they thought a heart, a thumb, a smile now I see them in the store like ghosts, like shadows mostly they don’t notice me which is good … Continue reading

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