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the thing with feathers

Easter 2020 A colander dripping away essentialsno one knew to missbefore ladders propped into empty pocketsprompt memories of mountaineersat the peak nostalgic for valleyswhere workers pine for the breakin six foot segmentsboxed in or end to end. Meanwhile spring’scheerful painting … Continue reading

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Wilhelm Reich in Lewisburg

Cows in the yardcorn in the shuckclit clat of Amish horses The sun rises and setson a dead treein a forgotten field The Susquehanna Riverflows cold and darkin the valley Boys roam White Deerwoods with gunsand girls play house This … Continue reading

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Will croton be the one?

  Many thanks to Lynn Otto and Dave Mehler for publishing three of my poems in issue 19 of Triggerfish Critical Review. The poems are CRO Open Call Frank Kaufman’s White Suit The participants of TCR review each other’s work … Continue reading

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Prayer for Tomorrow

Monday morning, 9:30 your life will change —from Prayer for Tomorrow, the first poem of my chapbook, One Step: prayers and curses. On the 12th of this month it will be exactly one year ago. I was at work when … Continue reading

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Thorn Ladder

Blood rose your body the earth line scorched barbed too within it I’m caught if you can’t move I’m stuck post-human you and I wedded beyond mystery on the cusp caught or idled in line on the line to be … Continue reading

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  Masson saw skulls spilled in Champagne, tried to box the damage in canvas. In a new year pomegranates are lucky, they say. If one is offered with bowed head take it—take four, like Persephone. Antioxidant or IED is not … Continue reading

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Gonna knock it right out….

  There are always more reasons not to make art than to make it. And if you don’t earn any money from it…. If I persist, meager as my output is at times, it is because of a need regardless … Continue reading

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Somewhere there’s a party….

Bob Stinson In the promotional video for the Pleased to Meet Me tour, Paul Westerberg mentioned that The Replacements had two sets of fans—the loudmouth drunks up front and the shy, thoughtful kids sitting way in the back. I think … Continue reading

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Sometimes You’re the Bug

I’ve been singing The Bug while I do my work lately. It started with needing to replace a piece of trim on the carriage house (fancy word for garage). Uncovering one piece of wasted wood revealed another, and then others. … Continue reading

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Samuel Beckett Sketches


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