Category Archives: My poems

POEM: Kees Popinga

This poem was inspired by the book The Man Who Watched Trains Go By by Georges Simenon Kees Popinga to pretend with all your might for fear that one slip & you’ll find yourself carried like so much dead wood … Continue reading

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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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