Through slanting doors and broken windows odd furniture in dim rooms old books and roses rotting with age I follow you, charts and crumpled maps and paper glitter like a lost hope– Sudden sky and wide water reeds along a shore under a silver willow you call to the other side. No limb or vine […]
The cat chases its tail, the dog whimpers in sleep, The heart skips a beat… It’s not a nightmare, not a movie, a TV show. Wake when you will, but where will you be, in bed alone, In the den, your unknowing hand holding a gun, At your desk starting at nothing? It doesn’t matter— […]
Spindrift Literary & Arts Journal 2018 It’s back from the bindery & it is stunning! Join us for the release celebration: Tuesday, May 8, 11 am to 6 pm @ The Visual Arts Center 2000 Building Shoreline Community College My Poem “Elegy for Phil Hayes” appears in it, so I’ve been asked to read. Elegy for Phil Spindrift […]
He wanted to heal her broken heart, hang lace in her window Give her a greenhouse rose, the unnaturally perfect orchid Fragrant spring to fill her house, But he made toxic cocktails at the bar Laid skulls of thalidomide babies Whale bone and relics from Dachau at her door. Mid-spring layers of acid ice and snow […]
What Chopin wanted most was to die in George Sand arms, on his deathbed all he got Was a nosegay of violets She left at his door When her daughter turned her away– People can be such shits. He wrote a friend on his deathbed, “She promised me I would die in her arms.” How did […]
What begins from the first day? The world goes slowly white, Not black and white: black Is all colors, but white is empty. Even the greatest go, they Cannot change or come back– In Japan they do not wear black When someone dies, but white. The greatest stand alone to sing The time, a poem, […]
I am the misconceived
Unconnected son of an ordinary woman
Who baked as many cakes as your Mom, loved me as much.
My father went to war, saved the nation, came home with medals
Shell shocked head, memories he cannot tell.
Something went wrong with me.
It was not the boyish pranks, soap on your windows
Halloween t.p. on your house and car
I am evil behind a mask… etc. etc….