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 […]
I am as well alone as not, still the boss’s tiny daughter Takes my hand at work saying, “Don’t go home alone. It’s not good to be alone.” I reassure her, “I’ll be alright.” At home I’m fine and well, but I cannot turn a deaf ear Small sounds fill the air, a child cries without […]
Out of breath but not energy, I tire on the upward path Stop to see where I am. The summit’s not far, but I need water. It is the taste of spring, taste of April I take, the icy-sweet clean Can-anything-be-so-pure-snowmelt rushing right out of the earth. This is how I want to be, clean […]
Rain, rain, day and night Get your boat and paddle! “Forty days and forty nights” Does Noah live in Seattle?